Haeng Cha (Kim) Peters, died July 9, 2022 at the age of 79. Haeng was born in Hamhung, North Korea, and she was a survivor of the Korean War. She lost her sister, Kyun Cha Kim, when the family fled and crossed the border from North Korea into South Korea. Haeng was also preceded in death by her husband, Scott Peters, and her mother, Chun Duk Cho.
Haeng is survived by her sisters, Sin Ja (Won Bae Kim) Kim, Jung Ja (Duk Wa Choi, deceased) Kim, and Hyun Sook (Jerry Shell) Kim, her children, Eun Sun (Pil Young Jung) Lee [Rak Won and Nakil Jung], Peggy (Matt) Robinson [Sarah and Hannah Robinson], Debbie (Art) Munson, and Matthew Peters. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Bruce (Linda) Peters [Bryan and Alan (Andra) Peters] and her niece, Melanie (Brian) Deterding, daughter of the late Keith Peters.
Haeng met her husband, Scott, when he was stationed in Seoul, Korea with the US Army during the Vietnam War. They met on a blind date when another couple set them up for an evening of playing cards. They spent a little over a year of their marriage in Korea before returning to the US.
One of Haeng’s proudest moments was when she passed her US Citizenship test and became a naturalized citizen. She spent months studying the US Constitution and knew more about our country’s laws and history than most Americans. She worked for many years as a school cook at USD 412 in Hoxie, Kansas. Her fellow cooks were her best friends, and she cherished the girls’ trips they took to Vegas together. She would return from trips and laugh as she told the stories of their adventures together.
Haeng was fortunate to live her last few years in the home of her daughter, Debbie, and son-in-law, Art. The family is grateful to Debbie and Art, as well Melissa, her home health caregiver, and the nurses from Interim Health Hospice.
There will be a private family memorial at a later date when Haeng will be laid to final rest next to Scott in Utica, Kansas. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org), Daily Living Center of Bethany (dlcok.org), your local area Hospice, or other charity of choice.