Dorothy Peterson dies in Calif.

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Dorothy M. Peterson of Tus-tin, Calif., died Feb. 23, 2012, at Hollybrook Assisted Living in Santa Ana, Calif.

Dorothy had been transferred there after suffering a stroke Jan. 20, 2012, which left her paralyzed on her right side. Her inurnment was at El Toro Memorial Park on March 8, 2012, where she now lies beside her husband of 45 years, James, who preceded her in death in 1994.

Dorothy was born June 12, 1927, to Thora and Charles Prasek on a farm in South Dakota.

She is survived by her son, Rodney of Flagstaff, Ariz., as well as two of her daughters, Diane of Tustin and Jamie (Koskie) of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Her daughter, Nancy, preceded her in death.

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