January 21, 1947 - September 23, 2018
Tonia Janeen Peterson (Toni), 71, passed away at Sharpe Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, CA.
She passed on September 23, 2018 due to complications to a long-term illness from an automobile accident in 2006.
Tonia was born to Howard Herbert Myers and Rudeen Hardin on January 21, 1947 in Bakersfield, CA. She attended schools in Bakersfield, CA where she graduated from Bakersfield High School.
Toni and Pete were married December 29, 1977 but were together for 45 years.
She was best known for her work with children as a teacher’s assistant in Taft City Schools. She loved her job with children and was loved by all the children she worked with. Toni worked at Excel Mineral as well. She enjoyed making crafts, raising and riding horses, and camping at Pismo. She was always full of life!!
She is predeceased by her daughter, Mandy Diane Peterson (8) in 1986 and joining her on September 24, 2018 was Donald Peterson, husband. She is survived by her sister, Myrna Warrick and husband, Terry of GA, brothers, Ron Myers and wife, Lisa of Merced, CA and Martin Lundy and wife, Diane, of Bakersfield, CA. She has 3 children. Son, Bryan Murch and wife, Debbie of San Diego, CA, Terri Jorgensen and husband, Jay of Clinton, UT and Donna McCannon and husband, TJ of Phoenix, AZ. She had many grandchildren: Robert, Amber, Nathan, Eric, Jayson, Kaylene, Nickolas, Shyanne, Eric, Lisa, Jessica, Destiny, Dillon, and Stephanie. As well as, 20+ great grandchildren.
There will be an informal memorial at West Side District Cemetery, 440 E Cedar Street at Mandy’s crypt on Chapel Drive, on October 20, 2018 at 11:00-12:00 for anyone who wants to share special moments about Toni or Pete. We will proceed to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 101 Church Street for a memorial at 12:30 pm with a light luncheon.