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Sophie Danielle Peterlin passed away on September 15, 2012 on Englebright Lake. She and her mother, Cynthia, died in a boating crash. She was 12.

A service will be held on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 11:00am at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Penn Valley.

Miss Peterlin was born on November 15, 1999 in Mt. View to Paul and Cynthia Peterlin. She had just started eighth grade at Mt. St. Mary’s Academy in Grass Valley.

Sophie was the secretary for the Penn Valley/Rough and Ready 4H Club. She was also a member of the Girl Scouts - Troop 269 and Choraleers at Mt. St. Mary’s Academy. Her hobbies included horse riding, school sports, singing, ballet, basketball and cross country.

Sophie is survived by her father, Paul of Penn Valley, her brothers, Brock of San Diego and Alek of Penn Valley, grandfather Michael Korek of Los Altos, grandparents Stan and Carol Peterlin of Dunsmuir, uncle Marcus and aunt Jayne Peterlin of San Ramon, uncle Brian Korek of San Jose and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Peterlin Family Memorial Fund:


For Facebook users, a memorial page has been created. The link to the page is http://www.facebook.com/InMemoryOfCynthiaAndSophiePeterlin?ref=ts.

PayPal users may sign into their accounts and transfer money to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For supporters who desire to send a check, please make the check out to The Peterlin Family Memorial Fund. Please send check to: Wells Fargo Bank, 17446 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley, Ca. 95946.

“The response of love and support from all that are connected to the Peterlin family has been incredible,” said JT Kohler, a Peterlin family friend who is helping to organize the memorial fund.

“Thank you to everyone who has given and supported and (to those who will) continue to do so in the coming weeks and months.”

Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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