In memory of
Helen Petersen Sept. 6, 1927 - Apr. 11, 2017 Santa Cruz Helen B. Petersen, 89, of Santa Cruz, CA passed away on April 11, 2017 peacefully with her family. She was a wife, mother, sister, daughter, loving friend, and family member. Helen was born on Sept. 6, 1927 in Coalinga, CA to Edith and Frederick Boughan. She later attended UC Berkeley, and moved with her family to Santa Cruz in the early 60's. Her life will be remembered in the lives of her children: Fred, Pete (Amy), LizAnn (John), and Patrick (Michele); Grandchildren: Aaron, Shannon, Lauren and Sam; Great Grandchildren: Sean and Greyson. Helen lived a long life and was surrounded by family and friends that loved her. Some of her passions besides her family were reading and gardening. She is now with her beloved husband Arthur Francis Petersen Sr., whom she met when she was in 8th grade. We LOVE YOU MOM!!! View the online memorial for Helen Petersen
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