PRICE/MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa. - Catherine Loretta Bolton Peck passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 20, 2008 surrounded by family after a lengthy and hard fought battle with cancer.
She was born April 8, 1929 in Wink, Texas, to John W. Bolton and Mary Elizabeth Delaney Bolton. She married Donald Jess Peck on Sept. 16, 1951 in Elko, Nev.
Catherine was a longtime resident of Carbon County and owned and operated Peck's Plants Nursery in Spring Glen for over 20 years.
Catherine was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
She had many interests.
She loved watching her grandchildren grow up, was always an avid reader, loved family times together and enjoyed staying up on current events.
Catherine's courage, strength and sense of humor prevailed even to the end.
Catherine's interest in community and people naturally lead to many active roles in politics. A lifelong Democrat, she never wavered and will be remembered by many for just that.
But for those who had the opportunity to truly know and love her, there is so much more that will be remembered. Her strong sense of right and wrong, her ability to love so completely, her love of children, her special way with animals and her respect of nature and life will live on in all of us.
Catherine was preceded in death by parents; sister, Betty Haggerty; brothers, James, Woodrow and Buster Bolton; daughter, Dale Anne Peck; son, John (Bo) Peck; infant twin sons; and former husband, Don Peck. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Kathy Peck of Mesquite, Texas; Robert and Marilyn Peck of Provo; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Mark Milovich, of Missouri Valley, Iowa; grandchildren, Bolton and wife Janet, Amy, Samantha, Melissa, Jeremy, M.J., Elliot, Miranda and Seth; great-grandchildren, Rose and Alexandria.
Memorial service Jan. 2, 2009, noon, Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family suggest memorials be made to The American Cancer Society www.cancer.org or Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org.