Grand Lake’s Janet J. Petersen dies |

Grand Lake’s Janet J. Petersen dies

Janet J. Petersen, 92, a longtime summer resident of Grand Lake, died Dec. 5, 2010, at Hospice of Saint John in Lakewood, Colo.

She was born Janet J. Kinsey and raised in Omaha, Neb. Janet and her husband, Arthur P. Petersen, lived and raised their family on a farm near Bellevue, Neb. Her husband Arthur and his two brothers, Victor and Harry, built a vacation cabin in the late 1940s in the Rangeview subdivision off County Road 49 (a.k.a. Western Road). When the cabin became inadequate to accommodate the extended families, Arthur and Janet built another summer home (“Happy Ours”) in the same vicinity in 1973, which served as a vacation venue for them and for their extended family and friends to the present date.

It was at this summer retreat where Janet’s husband Arthur preceded her in death in 1983. Janet continued to spend summers in Grand Lake as long as her health permitted. She loved attending the live summer theatre performances, and for a time was a volunteer at the Kaufman House Museum.

In addition to her husband Arthur, Janet was preceded in death by daughter Janet J. Nieto; 2 grandchildren; and her brother and sister.

Survivors include daughter Vee Ann Wright of Rockport, Texas; sons Arthur V. Petersen (Geri) of Grand Lake; and Harold A. Petersen (Cynthia) of Cheyenne, Wyo.; niece Anina Romshek (Dick) of Granby; nephew Michael A. Petersen of Parshall; and niece Luann Carlson of Loveland; plus 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Interment of cremated remains will be in Bellevue, Neb., in the spring of 2011.

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