Alonna Raelynn Petersen

obit-petersonA funeral service for Alonna Raelynn Petersen were held Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Donavon Voigt officiating. Interment was at Moorcroft Cemetery following the service.

Our little angel, Alonna Raelynn Petersen was called to the Lord on Friday, January 17, 2014. Little Alonna was born on November 2, 2013.

Alonna’s Hawaiian/German name means precious and awakening. This little blessing entered the world five weeks early, and left it earlier than we could ever have imagined. She loved to be talked to and always stared with her dark, beautiful eyes at whoever was doing the talking. The Christmas trees lit with glorious lights always captivated her attention, and she was just beginning to coo and smile with whoever was holding her. She was a dream baby who rarely cried and everyone around her loved spoiling her.

She is survived by her parents Ryan Petersen and Nakita Cowden, along with her sister Brielle Hoquist and brother Dayson Cowden. She is also survived by her maternal grandmothers, Becky Ritzinger and Laura Redenbaugh of St. Joseph, Missouri and her maternal grandfather Teddy Cowden also of Missouri, maternal grandfather, Henry Redenbaugh of Sundance, Wyoming, and her paternal grandparents, Dale and Julie Petersen of Moorcroft, Wyoming.

She will be greatly missed by her great grandparents, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends.

Alonna was preceded in death by two cousins, Greg and Robert Reeves, aunt, Deborah Pressley, and her great grandmother Delores Reeves.

Little Alonna died in her sleep at her home in Moorcroft, Wyoming sometime in the early morning hours. She left the warm blankets of her little bed and was lifted into the Lord’s loving arms. Her memory will forever be etched into our hearts. Sometime in the future we will soar the skies together, as angels often do…we’ll have a sweet reunion; this family’s dream come true.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in Alonna’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or condolences via the internet at