Peaceful 06

Carol Sue (Hirril) Peterson

May 2, 1957 ~ July 12, 2021 (age 64)


Carol (Cayra) Sue Peterson, age 64, succumbed to her fight with cancer on 12 July, 2021 in her home surrounded by loved ones.

Cayra was born 2 May 1957 in New Mexico. She was truly a spunky, one of a kind spirit who moved out on her own at the age of 17 when she first married. After a couple of stumbles, Cayra found her true love Ron and they struggled and survived life together. Their adventures carried them across the country and back. Cayra was the life of every party, and there were many. She loved her friends and her family, not to mention her dogs. Her caring heart helped many people in their times of need and changed their lives forever.  Her smile and her jokes will be talked about and missed at every family event from now until eternity. Cayra enjoyed skiing, poker, house decorating, gardening, and camping. As we help bring her earthly chapter to a close, we will spread her and Ron’s ashes into the mountains of Colorado that she loved so much.

Cayra was preceded in death by her husband Ronald J. Peterson, her brother Vandon Crume, her mother Joanne Crume, her dad John Crume, her father Ralph Hirril, and many other family members, friends, and pets.

Cayra is survived by her two sons, Jacon DeGiulio(Stacy), and Nick DeGiulio(Anita). Her two sisters Donna Healy (Carri) and Keiva Gibson, and her dearest friend Lori Vail. In addition, she was survived by 10 grandchildren and one great grandson. Many close family members and friends are also mourning her departure.

Our family would like to extend a special thank you to Lori Vail, Jacon DeGiulio, and Abode Hospice of Colorado. Their love and care kept Cayra as comfortable as possible these last few months.

A celebration of life will be held in Cayra’s honor on 7 August 2021 at 11am at Browns Cremation and Funeral Service in Grand Junction. In true spirit of Cayra, celebrating her life as she departs our world, she asks that you raise a glass of Stella and spark one up if that’s your thing.

Brown's Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel 904 N. 7th Street Grand Junction, CO 81501

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Celebration of Life
August 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Brown's Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel
904 N. 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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