Peterson, Debra Debra Peterson, formerly of Omaha, passed away in Scottsdale, AZ, on May 23, 2019. Deb, or "Petey" as she was affectionately known to her friends, was born in Omaha, the daughter of Lloyd and Priscilla Peterson. She was preceded in passing by her parents. She is survived by her brother, Brooke, and his wife Carol, of Aspen, CO; and her sister, Pam, and her husband John, of Bend, OR. She is also survived by her nephew, Jeffrey Horwich of St Paul, MN; and her niece, Joel Horwich of Boston, MA; as well as numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Deb will be remembered for her vivacious smile and her charismatic personality. She lit up every room she ever entered. Deb was a graduate of Westside High School and of the University of Arizona, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. After college, Deb returned to Omaha to work with her father at Dunbar Peterson Insurance. By the time that business was sold, she was the President of the Agency. When living in Omaha, Deb was very much involved with Planned Parenthood. She also was an avid fan of the College World Series. While living in Minnesota and Arizona, she was very active in the real estate development business. During the last part of her life, she loved living in Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, playing golf and sharing her home with her beloved dogs, especially LadyBug and Mac. Deb will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She would want everyone to remember her as the beautiful, fun loving, caring and loving person that she was. At Deb's request, there will be no public Service or Memorial. Please make a donation to your favorite animal rescue charity in Deb's name. Deb would appreciate that.
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