Clarice Ritter Pederson, 100, of Greenspring Village in Springfield, Virginia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Born on August 7, 1917 in Mitchell, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late George C. and Chloe Cheney Ritter (Jacobsen).
After graduating from high school in Mitchell, Clarice attended the Waterloo Business College in Waterloo, Iowa, from which she graduated in 1939. She went on to work for the Federal government, retiring from the Naval Air Systems Command in 1977. After retirement, she traveled frequently, spent time with family and friends, and took care of her husband, Harold, mother, Chloe Cheney, and aunt, Edna Cheney when their health was failing.
Clarice is survived by her son, Richard and his wife Carole; three grandsons, Michael, Kevin, and Brian; and five great grandchildren, Kristina, Kyle, Lauren, Conner, and Clary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Pederson; her son, James, and her brother, Clyde Ritter.
A graveside service will be held at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia at 2:00 PM on December 8, 2017.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.