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RoseMarie Betty (Bruels) Peters

February 7, 1931 — April 11, 2022

Moody, Texas

Rosemarie Peters, of Hewitt, Texas, passed away on April 11, 2022, at Saint Anthony!s Care Center at the age of 91.

Rosemarie was born February 7, 1931, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to George Bruels and Irene Vanderstratten Bruels. The family moved back to Boerne, Texas, where Rosemarie, the last of eight children, was raised by her loving father, until his passing. She was then cared for by her grandmother, Lena, until age 13, at which time she shared the homes of her sisters. She graduated from Brackenridge High School in San Antonio where she was a proud member of the Purple Jackets drill team. It was there that Rosemarie met her husband Henry (Hank) Peters, Jr. They were married October 18, 1947.

Rosemarie worked for the Civil Service for many years, performing clerical duties at Lackland and Kelly Air Force Bases, and Fort Sam Houston Army Post. She later processed home loans for the Houston Veterans Administration. She enjoyed carpentry, cooking, and, of course, raising her three children. She instilled in her children a strong work ethic, a sense of purpose, family values, and a sense of humor. She loved visiting zoos and botanical gardens, loved being outdoors, and especially enjoyed spending time with her three pet donkeys and beloved Pomeranian, Bogey. She was a member of Saint Jerome Catholic Church.

Rosemarie is survived by her three children, Henry B. Peters III (Chris), Lynda Kilbourne, and Deborah Judd (Bob), who were blessed to grow up with a young mother who loved to play with them. She is also survived by her “last baby” granddaughter, Danyelle Vanderstratten, whom she helped raise, and grandchildren Henry B. Peters IV (Erica), Krystin Peters, and Travis Peters, as well as two great grandchildren, Hayden and Mari Peters. She is preceded in death by her parents, all her brothers and sisters, and her beloved husband of nearly 50 years.

Rosemarie was so much to so many: confidante, travel buddy, advisor, strong shoulder to cry or lean on, caregiver, breadwinner, surrogate mother, teacher, role model, seamstress, friend, “Nani.” Sweet, kind, and loving, Nani was also tough as nails, driving her pickup truck well into her 80s. Nani leaves a gaping hole in our lives and hearts.

Rosemarie wished to have no formal visitation or funeral and will be interred at the National Cemetery at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to reside in perpetuity with Hank. Remembrances can be made to Fuzzy Friends Rescue in Waco, Texas, a no-kill animal shelter.

The guest book is offered at where you may leave your condolences or a fond memory about Rosemarie.


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