In Memory

Lindy Peterson (Colton)

Lindy Peterson (Colton)

Linda Lynne Peterson Colton, 66, longtime resident of Corona del Mar passed away peacefully in La Quinta, CA on April 17th, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Chicago on October 1, 1947 to parents Norman and Ruth Peterson. Linda graduated from Highland high school in Albuquerque and received a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. In 1975 she married Thomas James Colton and the couple resided in Laguna Beach and relocated to Corona del Mar where they lived for 30 years.

Linda followed her lifelong dream to move to Southern California and began her career in banking at Bank of California in Los Angeles. She relocated to Newport Beach where she worked as a loan officer at Wells Fargo. Linda was deeply devoted to her family and relished spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to travel the world and will be remembered as a tremendous cook and an ardent sports fan. Linda was an active member of the Assistance League of Newport Mesa and supported many philanthropic organizations. She was especially dedicated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

She is survived by her husband Thomas J. Colton; children: Leanne Heeg and her spouse Patrick Heeg, James Brady Colton and his girlfriend, Kyle McNichols, step-daughter Jennifer Colton and her spouse, Gary Theut; and her grandchildren, Thomas Heeg, Ryan Heeg, Charlotte Theut and Olivia Theut.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 26th at 2:00 at Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary, Corona del Mar.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Linda’s memory be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project: PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.


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01/15/15 03:24 PM #1    

Jim Wyly

My Dear Lindy - I am really shocked. and deeply saddened to hear of your recent passing.  We had been friends since our days in the 8th grade at Jefferson Jr. High. You were very beautiful, had so much class, and were so much fun to be with.  You were one of a kind and I will remember you just as you were then. May you rest in peace.  God Bless You and your family.  Jim Wyly




01/15/15 06:57 PM #2    

Judee Dunlap (Blaich)

Dearest Linda,

We had so many wonderful times together. The last time I spent time with you was at the HHS Reunion, I believe it was the 10th reunion. You brought Tom, your new husband, and we spent most of the evening catching up on our lives and what had transpired since graduation. We kept in touch for many years and I remember the pictures you sent me of your beautiful daughter and son. Then somehow, we lost contact. I watched for you at every school reunion thereafter.

Two weeks ago when my husband and I were passing through Los Angeles, I googled your name and pulled up the notice of your death. I was and still am stunned, and so disappointed that we had not spoken for so long. 

If asked to describe you, I would say that you were beautiful in appearance, fun to be with, mature, independent and classy.

You are in my memories, dear friend.


01/15/15 09:48 PM #3    

Larry Berg

Another beautiful person passes away. Note that you will always been in our memory. Fortunately or unfortunately I remember our senior year like it was yesterday and I can still do we see you. We will all miss you. Larry Berg

02/19/15 05:58 PM #4    

Charlie Lujan

Dear Linda,I just read about your passing.You lived eight houses down the street from me.You took after your mom so beautiful.I am so saddened to hear of your passing.May you rest in peace.My prayers are with your family.Your friend Charlie Lujan.

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