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Carolyn (Ferdinand) Peterson
August 4, 1945 ~ May 15, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Born August 4, 1945, the first child of David James Ferdinand & Mary Carolyn "Carol" Gundersen Ferdinand. Three siblings Connie Lee Taylor, David James Ferdinand the II, and Dennis Ray Ferdinand.
She always had a positive attitude and a smile - the glass half full. She was a loving person who always saw the good in people. She never met a stranger. Husband said she would talk to a fence post.
She attended a country school - Scism School and graduated as Validictorian from the 8th grade. During her time at Scism the school participated in Rural Mayday Festivals re-started in 1953 and held at Lakeview Park bowl which included a parade and Maypole winding. Scism Placed third in the competition. While at Scism, on March 6, 1953, she competed in the District declamation of speech against five other schools taking the blue ribbon in the dramatic division, advancing to the finals. She graduated from Nampa High School in 1963 and was a member of Honor Society. -Thespians
From an early age Carolyn was involved in many organizations. She was a Four-H member including the Scism Sewing Sues & Sam Club 1959, preformed musical numbers for the Farm bureau, church, rode in the Snake River Stampede parade winning numerous First Place ribbons as an individual rider and as pairs.
She married Dale E. Peterson September 9, 1964.
Past Honored Queen of Job's Daughters. Life member & served as Guardian of Bethel #49 for several years. Also served as Grand Librarian for Idaho Grand Council 1980-'81 She became a Life Member of the International Order of Job's Daughters Grand Guardian Council of Idaho 5/15/81. Credit Union Advisory Committee 1987 Speakers Bureau Member 1987 Encouragement Returned to college and completed her degree in 1993
Carolyn started working for Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company in 1966 as a teller. She held numerous positions during her 33 years of service including- Service Representative, Marketing Rep, Corporate Marketing Staff, Maintenance Center Analyzer (Analyzing cable for repair or replacement), Idaho Independent Company Relations Manger Exchange Carrier Services interfacing with 13 Independent Telephone Companies In Idaho Mtn Bell regions. The most challenging - helping implement Divestiture for Mountain Bell Communications when the Federal Government split up the Bell System in1983 on the Wholesale Project Management collocation Team. She retired in 1999 before they became Qwest now Century Link. She was a member of the Treasure Valley Club of the Idaho Pioneers Chapter 121 for many years.
She belonged to Ti-State Communications and thoroughly enjoyed interfacing with the Independent Telephone Companies in several states.
She always was involved in many committees trying to always improve the company or it's employees like: - Winter Family Safety Night Committee 12/1987: US West Women's Conference Planning Team 6/88: Customer Focus-Morale Improvement Committee 8/90: Ambassador on Behalf of Mountain Bell to Constituents regarding Deregulation/ 1986
Community Relations Team interfaced with the community / 1983 Giving tours of the central offices: Choice Program - Giving seminars to 9th grade students in the community about skills required for jobs of the future and the importance of education-1987.
During her telephone career she completed many continuing education courses including "Managing In The '90's completed 03/27/1992, Traffic Routing Administration (TRA) completed 10/28/92, "Visioneering"- a course in Individual Development 11/6/1998 and many others.
Worked on numerous committees including revision of Broadmore Country Club by-laws in 1981. Served on numerous Boards including Idaho Advantage (Boise Telco) Credit Union for 33 years from Supervisory Comm to Board Chair. Completed National Center for Credit Unions 29th Annual Directors Convention "Strategic Planning Workshop" 08/01/2006.
President and Architectural Review Committee of Lakeview Hills Water Assn 2006-2008
She was involved in anything that would help her grow and help someone else
Recently she was involved in a weekly Bible Study with her neighbors. She attended the Nazarene Church in Nampa and would follow her Sunday School teacher Brett any place he was teaching.
She absolutely LOVED plants, gardening and spending time outside.
She is survived by her husband Dale E Peterson, Mother in law Gloria Peterson, son David Peterson (Lisa) daughter Jenean Hammer-Huber (Stuart) Grandson's Haydn Hammer-Huber (Rodrigo)
Davis Peterson (Liz), Granddaughters (Sara Montoya (Alejandro "Alex"), Anna Ludwig (Jalmer)
All of her siblings (noted above) and an uncountable amount of cousins
There will be no services at her request. Arrangements by Nampa Funeral Home Yraguen Chapel where an online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com