Doris (AKA "Beauty Queen") E. Peterson

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Doris (AKA "Beauty Queen") E. Peterson, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born March 7, 1922 in Richmond, Va., a daughter of Thomas and Theresa (Mancino) Eubank. She died on Jan. 5 in Eureka Springs at the age of 87.

Mrs. Peterson attended the Holiday Island Community Church -- Calvary Baptist. She was a homemaker and was in the Military Officers Wives Club.

Mrs. Peterson is survived by two daughters, Teri Martin of Eureka Springs and Linda and husband Wayne Bussell of Tennessee; son, Bob and wife Susana Peterson of Hawaii; one brother, Louis and wife Ramona Eubank of Virginia; two sisters, Shirley Patterson of Virginia; Jackie and husband Gordon Belcher of Virginia; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a massive host of friends.

On Aug.4, 1944 she married William Robert Peterson who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents and five brothers and sisters.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Ste. 130, Little Rock, AR 72205. Online condolences may be sent to the family at