Dolores Elaine (Smith) Peters was born August 27, 1935 to James W and Esther (Jensen) Smith in Jackson, MN. She graduated from Jackson High School in 1953 and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State College where she majored in Education. On August 18, 1957, Dolores married Arnold D. Peters of Mountain Lake. They made their home in Mountain Lake where both were employed. She achieved her childhood dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher in 1955 and retired in 1993 following 38 years in the profession.
Her hobbies included shopping with her daughter, reading, walking, water aerobics, nature, flowers, music, bird watching, spending time with friends, attending church and enjoying all of God’s wonderful world! She loved and enjoyed spending time with her children, grand- and great-grandchildren. Dolores was the proud owner of a 1969 Camero rag-top convertible and belonged to several auto clubs. She adored her little Yorkie, Chloe. Dolores’ faith in God was an integral part of her life. A special joy to her was meeting and visiting with her former kindergarteners – how proud she was of them all.
Dolores is survived by her sister, Dorothy Elness, sisters-in-law Elma (Wolf) and Evelyn (Peters); a daughter, Julie (Bill) Hill of Onamia, Minn., and a son, Dean Peters (Christine) of Austin, Minn. She is also survived by five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, her husband and a great grandchild.
Visitation will be on Monday, June 26, 2023 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the First United Methodist, Windom. Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist, Windom, on Monday, June 26, 2023 at 11:00 am with a luncheon to immediately follow in the fellowship hall of the church.
She will be dearly missed.