Mama Pete Named Honorary Hometown Hero

Mama Pete - celebrating her 68th year of Mama Pete's Nursery School

Press Release posted 6/12/13 – The Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee announced  this week that it will honor the memory of  Marjorie “Mama Pete” Peterson  with a “Hometown Hero”  recognition in the upcoming 2013 parade and festivities.

The posthumous honor comes as the community collectively mourns Peterson’s passing this week, and the Committee is proud to celebrate her memory during this time of year that she loved so much. In addition to successfully operating Mama Pete’s Nursery School, she was at the forefront of Sierra Madre volunteerism for 70 years.

“We believe that Mama Pete is the exact definition of a hometown hero,” said Committee Member Meredith Keith. “In her lifetime of service, she has guided the children of our city into being kind, courteous, intelligent, giving and expressive individuals.”

For more information on Sierra Madre’s 4th July celebration, contact Committee Chair James Annes at, or the Community Services Department at 626-355-5278.

1 Comment on "Mama Pete Named Honorary Hometown Hero"

  1. RIP Momma Pete.

    You were a blessing to many generations. Say Hi to Daddy Pete for us!


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