Winifred Ruth Peterson (Bogart) was born to Wendell & Ida (Stapleton) Bogart on November 2, 1924 in Saint Andrews, Washington.
The youngest of four children, she was raised on a dry land wheat farm. She graduated from Northwest Bible Institute
(Northwest University) in 1945 and attended church faithfully throughout her life. Winifred married Arthur Peterson in Coulee City, Washington on September 21, 1945. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As an accomplished pianist and organist, she found great joy in bringing music to church services and ceremonies for many years. She was also an excellent seamstress that served many with her sewing and crafts. She led the Mary Martha women’s church prayer group for almost forty years and was a dedicated Sunday school teacher for sixty years.
Winifred is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Peterson, her brother Maurice Bogart, sister Mildred Sheibner, sister Doris Effman, and eldest daughter Rosemary Anne Peterson. She is survived by her three children Ronald Edward Peterson, Roger Duane Peterson, and Robin Lynette Bencon. She is also survived by her grandchildren Ron and Debbie Peterson, Jake and Shelley Peterson, Jamie and Nick Rendler, Joshua and Zia Bingaman, Amy and Paul Smith, and Thomas Bingaman. She is survived by her nine great-grandchildren Katie (21 years old), Ainsley (17), Ezra (8), Titus (6), Bo (5), Chaelea (4), Jude (4), Karlin (18 mos), and Hadassah (5 mos).
Winifred passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2020 surrounded by her loving family in prayer. She is laid to rest in Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, Washington. In lieu of flowers, her family respectfully requests that donations be made to Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington in her honor.