Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Marie Mosher Peifer, BHS 1957

Marie Mosher Peifer, BHS 1957

From the Van Nuys News, Sunday, May 18, 1975

Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Marie Peifer of Simi Valley who was killed Thursday evening in a traffic accident involving a teenaged armed robbery suspect who was being chased by police. She was 36.

Described as "completely devoted to her family," Mrs. Peifer had taken her son Howard to football pratice just before the accident. When she did not return home, her husband Harry M. Peifer went to search for her, discovering his wife's Pinto station wagon among the wreckage at the corner of Tapo Canyon Road and Cochran Street. Mrs. Peifer was killed instantly when the 14-year-old suspect's pickup truck crashed into the side of her vehicle, authorities reported.

Services conducted by Pastor E. Silas Torvend start at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Emmanual Lutheran Church, 11919 Oxnard Street, North Hollywood. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Peifer is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Mosher of Burbank; five children, Howard Ewing 15, Terri Ewing 13, James 7, Patrice 5 and Mark Peifer, 19 month.

She also leaves two brothers, John Mosher of Burbank and Richard Mosher of Carson City, Nevada, and three sisters, Marsha Patri of Canoga Park and Elizabeth and Ruth Mosher of Burbank. Mrs. Peifer was a 1957 graduate of Burbank High School.

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