Linda Peterson

linda peterson
Peterson, Linda

(Age 81)

Of McLean, VA died unexpectedly on July 3, 2021, with her husband and three children by her side. She is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, Frank Peterson; her three children, Eric (XiaoXiao), Todd (Palloma), and Lisa (Tyler); and her 7 grandchildren, Daniel, Jesse, Isabella, Luke, Jack, Gabriel, and Lily.

Mrs. Peterson was a graduate of UC Berkeley and American University. A lifelong teacher and history buff, she taught in the Fairfax County Public Schools for over thirty years and was named “Teacher of the Year” during her time at Longfellow Middle School.

A founding officer of Partner For Surgery, she was instrumental in the success of the organization. During her tenure on the board that stretched more than 2 decades, over 16,000 patients received surgical care. Always generous with her time and resources, she was active in the founding of “N” Street Village and an involved member of Redeemer Lutheran Church for over fifty years. She was an avid bridge player and devoted friend to a diverse and international network, her smile and laugh never far in conversation.

A memorial service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1545 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA on July 24 at 11 am. The service will also be livestreamed at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to

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  1. I have been so lucky to not only know and love Linda, but also to be dear friends with her daughter, Lisa. Despite living across the country, Linda’s love and connection with Lisa and her family was felt everyday. Through Lisa, I have experienced Linda’s incredible legacy of love, joy, positivity, friendship, family and love of books! Linda was a light in the lives of everyone who was lucky enough to know her, and Lisa is the same way. I love you all, and I am so sad and sorry for your loss.

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