Cindy Peterson

cindy peterson

Cindy Marie Peterson, 36, Kindred passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Cindy was born May 13, 1978 in New Boston, TX. Cindy moved to LaMoure, ND in 1982 and graduated from LaMoure High School in 1996. She excelled in track, basketball and volleyball and also performed in plays at the LaMoure County Summer Theatre. She went on to attend Valley City State University, graduating in 2002 with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems.

Cindy married her high school sweetheart, Jerry Peterson on December 31, 1997 at Church of the Nazarene, LaMoure, ND. They met in 1994 at Lake LaMoure when Cindy’s van made an unexpected roll towards the lake and Jerry rescued it. From then on, they were inseparable. They lived in various cities before making their current home in Kindred in 2010.  She began working at Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Management Information Systems Programmer in 2002 and in 2013, she was promoted to Database Administrator. While there, she played intramural co-ed soccer and volleyball and developed many long lasting friendships.

Cindy’s kids were her life. She was actively involved in the parent activities associated with hockey in West Fargo and she passionately followed each of her kid’s teams including, track, youth baseball, softball, football and volleyball.

While living in Kindred, her contagious, funny, easy going personality attracted yet another group of true friends while following Kindred Fastpitch Softball.  She especially enjoyed celebrating Kindred’s 1st State Class B Fastpitch Softball Championship with the team in 2014.

Cindy loved to read and liked to go to garage sales with her mom, Shirley, to find “treasures.” She enjoyed collecting Precious Moments and Coca-Cola memorabilia. She had a phenomenal green thumb with Holly Hocks flanking her front yard and Tiger Lilies surrounding her house.

She had a knack for gift giving and had a truly generous spirit, fulfilling needs of family and friends. No one was a stranger to Cindy.

She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Jerry, Kindred, ND; children, Cheyenne (17), Nicholas (16), Charlie (9), Alice (2), Carl (2,) all of Kindred, ND; mother, Shirley Daugherty, LaMoure, ND,  father, Douglas Daugherty, Jamestown, ND; siblings, Mike (Donna) Daugherty, NE, Brian (Debra) Daugherty, TX, Kevin Daugherty, TX, Grace (Bonner Lovern) Daugherty, TX, Isaac Daugherty, CO, Joyce Fagg, TX, John Pfeiffer Jr., CA, father & mother-in-law, Jerome and Anita Peterson, Litchville, ND, brothers-in-law, Josh (Kimberly) Peterson, TX, James (Jill) Peterson, Fargo, ND, sister-in-law, Jennifer (Jake) Miller, WA, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Gene and Helen Childers, Calvin Cooper Sr., Ross and Grace Daugherty, nephew, Max Peterson, niece, Carol Joy Peterson, and father, John Pfeiffer Sr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Kindred Ball Teams, 233 Newport Parkway, Kindred, ND, 58051 to support Cindy’s favorite sport, girls’ fastpitch softball.

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  1. Columbus MontanaWe are thinking of you all and so sorry for a loss we all feel deeply. I think of my cousins often and hope they, and their families, are all well and happy and to see one of my cousins return to God at such a young age breaks my heart. Kisha and I are thinking of you all and praying that you stay strong during your loss. Words cannot express how sad we are right now and we are with you in spirit and prayer.

    God Bless you all.

    With our love

    Matt and Kisha Miller
    Columbus, MT

    Cindy your happy go lucky attitude, your smile and all the joy you bring to everyone around you, will be truly missed.

  3. Sherwood ArkansasJosh and Kimberly, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. Cindy sounds like a very special young lady, with many talents, much knowledge, and a beautiful person. There will be many who miss her in the days to come..with each having their own memories. Love you and stay safe.

  4. I am so honored to have been blessed with Cindy’s friendship for 9 years. She was a great friend, always willing to listen and give great advice. She took so much pride in telling stories about her family and all of her children’s successes. She was a great, caring person who will be truly missed for the rest of my life. My heart, thoughts and prayers goes out to everybody who feels this devastating loss. I love you Cindy and I will miss you until we meet again.

  5. Hardin MTSending our thoughts and prayers to the Peterson family on the loss of a great wife, mother and very talented lady.

  6. Houston TexasI only knew Cindy for a little over one year however she made a huge wonderful impression on me. It seemed natural for Cindy to just want to help people at work, even sometimes from home while taking care of a sick child where, while waiting for a database to update, she would share some funny stories with me about her children. She made me laugh to the point of tears on more than one occasion. She was very humble in her role at work even though she always produced very quick positive results for me. While working with Cindy, she reminded me of how people should strive to work together for a common cause. My heart goes out to her husband and children. The world has lost a delightful person much to soon but you can rest assured that Cindy is already in the process of setting up a new softball league and teaching courses on how to work together. Rest in peace.

  7. West Fargo ND
    The Holland family is so sorry for your loss. She will be one hockey mom that will truly be missed. May God put his hand on your shoulder and guide you through this tough time. Rest in piece Cindy, you will be missed. Our prayers go out to the family. God bless…

  8. ROBERTS MontanaI haven’t seen Cindy since she was a child – she was so full of energy and so sweet. I recall the smiling little girl and the time she spent [as a child] living in the mountains of Colorado and Thanksgiving Holidays with family in Dickinson, ND
    — all fond memories of Cindy. Our prayers go out to the whole family.

  9. You’ve given us a beautiful legacy. I’m praying your family heals and learns to live as you have wanted them to.

  10. Laurel MontanaMy deepest, sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all. How I wish I could be there but I can travel very little at my age. A card is in the mail…my love…Bonnie

  11. Glyndon MN
    Jerry & Kids,
    Cindy was part of our team at work. Jerimy and I worked with her daily. Moving to our team was a big change for her and she did it very well. Cindy was not afraid to learn something new. Quite the opposite, she was eagar. She was a very hard worker and was a pleasure to be around. Often when I would turn to talk to her, she was nibbling on a Snickers Peanut Butter Squared funsize candy(I think she was addicted to them). She told many stories about her children and family. She was a very sweet, kind and caring person. I will miss her.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,
    Dave Owings

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