Teresa R. Maki Peterson, 86

Teresa R. Maki Peterson, 86, died Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Carefree Living in Ely.
She was born in 1934 in Ely to Rose Lobe Maki and Robert Maki. She graduated from Ely high school in 1953, and married her high school sweetheart, David L Peterson, in 1955 in Ely.
David and Tess lived in White Salem WA, Juneau and Anchorage AK, Duluth MN, Dalton GA, New Ulm MN, and Minneapolis MN, during their 59 years of marriage.
They retired to Ely in 1997 to build their dream lake home, volunteered extensively in the community, and enjoyed visits from family and friends (usually along with a pile of sourdough pancakes and homemade goods).
She was proceeded in death by David, her brother Clayton Maki, her sister Roberta Wilson, her grandsons Oscar and Christopher, and granddaughter Ann. She is survived by her brother Gaylen Maki, her 5 children - Laura Schultz, Wendey Bush, Mark Peterson, Diane Peterson, Daryl Peterson, and nine grandchildren.
She loved, and was loved by family, friends, and especially her cats.