Walking On -- Margaret Ruth Peters

02.02.2021 Dean Rhodes Walking On
Margaret Ruth Peters


Margaret Ruth (Leno) Peters

May 7, 1925 – Jan. 27, 2021

Margaret Ruth Peters, 95, of Lebanon passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at 12 a.m. under the light of a full moon, peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret was born in Grand Ronde, Ore., where she resided for a portion of her life. Margaret and her family moved around Oregon until settling in Lebanon where she resided for the rest of her life with her loving husband and six surviving children.

Margaret worked a handful of jobs, but she will be remembered as a caring homemaking, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She married her husband, Henry D. Peters Jr., after his honorable discharge from the military and celebrated 62 loving years of marriage until Henry passed away in the same home that she chose to reside in for the rest of her life.

At the time of her passing, she was the fifth eldest Elder in the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

She is survived by sons, Lavern, Norman, Jim and Deitz Peters; daughters, Merlene Bennett and Marsha Drum; 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren all residing near Lebanon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; parents; daughter, Nona; seven brothers and two sisters.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon. A service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grand Ronde Tribal gym, 9615 Grand Ronde Road, under the direction of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

A memorial dinner will be held at the Peters’ residence on Sherman Street on Friday evening and anyone is welcome to come pay their respects to the family.

If anyone has any photos or items that they would like to bring to the service, they are welcome to do so.