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Aldine Jean Peterson Sawyer

July 24, 1931 - December 10, 2015

Aldine Jean Peterson Sawyer left this world to join her husband, William John Sawyer on December 10, 2015.  She died peacefully at Consulate Health Care in Norfolk, where she had resided since 2014.

She was born July 24, 1931, the youngest of five children of the late Carl and Ida Peterson in Meadville, PA.  Siblings are as follows:  Merle Leroy Peterson, Elizabeth Mae Peterson Laycock MacIver, Flossie Peterson Parker Snyder Lydia, Laverne Henry Peterson.

Mrs. Sawyer was married to William John Sawyer for 26 years before his death in 1979.

Mrs. Sawyer was a member of The Fairfield Garden Club. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are 2 children: Dalton Lee Sawyer (Linda Ruth Sawyer) and Deana Lynn Sawyer Ralph  (Phillip H. Ralph); six grandchildren; Krista Sawyer Schriner, Cheryl Sawyer Boyd, Allison Sawyer, Leah Sawyer, Sarah Madison Ralph, Catherine Mackenzie Ralph; and 6 greatgrandchildren; Haylee, Ashley, Gregory, Dilon, Kianna, Noah.

There will be no public calling hours but a Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 11 am at Altmeyer Funeral Home located at 5792 Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach. Online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

A special thanks to the staff at Consulate Health Care of Norfolk and Medi Home Health and Hospice who cared for Aldine Sawyer. She was treated with love and respect. Thank you!

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015

Time: 11:00 am


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Memorial service officiated by Mr. Joe Norris

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