Born: 20 Feb 1951
Died: 16 Aug 2006
At the age of: 55
Spouse: D Dean Mayes, CW (Will) Rayburn
Children: Ashley, Alyson, Abbey, Clint, Dillon
Parents: Cecil Miles Peterson, Dona Fay Edwards Peterson
TWIN FALLS – Kathleen Denise Peterson Mayes Rayburn, beloved mother, sister, daughter, grandmother and wife, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Denise was born to Cecil Miles Peterson and Dona Fay Edwards Peterson on Feb. 20, 1951, in Burley, Idaho.
She attended school in Minidoka County and graduated from Rick’s College in 1971 with her registered nursing degree.
In 1972, she married D. Dean Mayes and together they raised five children. She married C. W. (Will) Rayburn in March 2002.
In 2003, Denise received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix and in May of 2007 received her master’s of science in nursing and was practicing as a family nurse practitioner at Southern Idaho Asthma and Allergy.
Denise loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and family members. She was passionate about reading and the pursuit of learning. Denise enjoyed shopping, watching and participating in sports, and making people laugh.
As a member of the LDS Church, she graciously carried out her callings. She was also a dedicated practitioner, who loved and cared about her patients.
Denise was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Peterson. She is survived by her husband, Willard Rayburn; daughters, Ashley Mayes (Shane Harper and children, Canyon and Lotus Harper), Alyson, and Abbey Mayes; and sons, Clint Mayes (children, Saydi and Cayleb Powell) and Dillon Mayes (Tiffany Kron and daughter, Kaya). Denise is also survived by her mother, Dona Skinner, and siblings, Theresa Dalling, Dawn Pebley, Crystal Ross, Barry Peterson and Carla Carson.
The funeral is under the care of White Mortuary in Twin Falls. For her friends and family, a viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at White Mortuary. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday (viewing at 10 a.m.) at the LDS Church, located on Maurice Street in Twin Falls, Idaho.
A graveside dedication will be in Malta, Idaho, following the funeral, for all who would like to attend. Also, a dinner for family and friends will take place in Rupert, Idaho, at P. River Ranch after the graveside dedication.
Contributions to the family may be made at any Wells Fargo Branch in honor of Denise Rayburn. We love and will miss you Denise.