Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pauline Peterson Cozzens, BHS '64 (1947-2012)

Just received the following sad news from Alan Landros...

Please keep Pauline's family in your prayers.

Pauline Peterson Cozzens passed away last night, Tuesday, November 27, at her home in San Marcos with her family with her. She was officially diagnosed with Stage Four Colon and Liver Cancer on May 24, 2012, six months and three days before her death. She was 65. Below is the message her mother, Virginia, sent me this morning.

Pauline was a 1964 graduate of Burbank High School, and this message is going to several of her classmates. (1947 is her correct year of birth. She finished school early.)

Alan also wrote this...

Pauline was a committed Born-Again Christian. All of her family was looking forward to her Homegoing to end the awful suffering she has endured for sometime now. A pain pump was finally implanted this past Sunday, but she still had horrible pain even with the pump. Pauline had been THE secretary at the Christian school connected to their church in San Marcos, Tri-City Christian School, for 25 years until she was forced to retire last May due to her illness. I've probably told you before that Pauline's dad, Paul Peterson BHS '35, was the pastor of the former First Baptist Church which was across from BHS at Fairmount and Glenoaks all throughout the 1960's while all of us were at BHS. Her grandfather, Emanuel Peterson, was the founder of Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Burbank at Harvard and Fifth Streets in 1941. One of her uncles was Roland "Pete" Peterson BHS '39, and longtime BHS teacher and coach. Two of her cousins are Linda Peterson Everett BHS '67, and Louanne Peterson BHS '70. Other family members who were BHS alums were uncle, Reinold Peterson BHS '32, and uncle and aunt, Arnold Peterson BHS '30 and Margaret Basolo Peterson BHS '30, and aunt, Ruth Peterson Finch BHS '44. (note: Emanuel Peterson is correct with one "m"; Emmanuel Church is correct with two "m" 's.)


----- Original Message -----
From: virginia peterson

To: Alan Landros

Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 8:14 AM

Pauline died around 9:30 last night. Services won't be held right away. I'll let you know.

Love Virginia

January 8, 1947 - November 27, 2012

Pauline is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ken Cozzens, three daughters, one son, five grandchildren, her mother, Virginia Peterson, her sister, Debbie Peterson Lewis (BHS '69), two nephews, and many, many Peterson Family cousins. Pauline was predeceased by her father, Dr. Paul Peterson (BHS '35) in May 2000, and her sister, Barbara Peterson (BHS '67) in November 1994.

DECEMBER 4, 2012 UPDATE from Facebook
Pauline's memorial service will be Jan. 8th at 4pm at Tri-City Church in Vista.!/PrayingForPauline


Pauline Cozzens Obituary

Cozzens, Pauline
SAN MARCOS --Pauline Elizabeth Cozzens, 65, died peacefully in her sleep on November 27, 2012, in the comfort of her home. She had battled colon/liver cancer for six months. She was born January 8, 1947, in San Francisco, California, to Paul and Virginia Peterson. She was the first of three sisters. They grew up in San Rafael and Burbank, California. On July 9, 1967, she married Ken Cozzens. She was a dedicated stay-at-home mom to their amazing four children. In 1987, she went to work for Tri-City Christian School. She worked for 25 years as the school secretary and affected the lives of many staff, students, and families with her beautiful smile, loving spirit, and godly counsel. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her five wonderful grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing, doing puzzles, and reading. She was preceded in death by her father and sister, Barbara. She is survived by her husband, Ken; her daughter, Christy Mages and her husband, Cris, and their children: Alyssa and Luke; her daughter, Cindy Ross and her sons, Evan and Adam; her son, Rob; her daughter, Jenni and her husband Richard, and their daughter, Zion. She is also survived by her mother; her sister, Debbie; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She will be missed by all of those who knew and loved her. Memorial services will be held at 4 pm on Tuesday, January 8th, at Tri-City Christian School, 302 No. Emerald Dr., Vista. 92083 Sign the Guest Book online

Published in North County Times on December 9, 2012


Pauline Elizabeth Peterson Cozzens
January 8, 1947 - November 27, 2012
Memorial Service
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
4:00 P.M.
Tri-City Baptist Church
302 N. Emerald Dr.
Vista, CA 92083-6112
(January 8 would have been Pauline's 66th birthday)

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