The Rock & Roll Marathon held Nov. 17 in Las Vegas drew four generations of Petersons, including the family matriarch Jeane Peterson of Emblem, her daughter Carol Peterson Lowe of Basin, her granddaughters Kimberly Lowe Thueson and Traci Fritz-Lowe (Eric) and great-granddaughter McKenna Thueson, all of Las Vegas.
Peterson, a lively, energetic 84-year-old, was the oldest competitor.
“She did wonderful,” said daughter Carol. “She was cheered all the way along the route.”
Carol said the “family participation” was her daughter-in-law Traci Fritz-Lowe’s idea. “Tracy has been running a few half marathons, and decided it would be a good thing for all of us to do.”
Carol and Jeanne went down a week early so they could attend the Western Regional Band Competition. McKenna, 14, and her 16-year-old brother Michael are members of the band. Said a proud Carol, “The band is pretty outstanding. They were chosen to participate in the 2014 Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade.” The Thuesons also have an 11-year-old son, Isaac.
While in Nevada she and Jeanne visited Carol’s son Darrel Peterson, his wife and daughter.
All four generations had fun at the marathon. Carol said, “We’d like to do another; I’m already excited about next year.”