Cooking in the West


February 25, 2022

One of Big Timber, Montana's most renowned residents, Gwen Petersen, closed the gate just 5 days before her 94th birthday last week. I am so thankful that my "Ode to Coveralls" poem that referenced her ran before she passed, and her beloved friend, Elaine Allestad, took it to her bedside so her sidekick in poetry and life, Sandy Sallee, could read it to her. Gwen was a great writer of the western lifestyle and a truly one of a kind character who will be sorely missed, but she will live on through her rhymes and rhetoric. The following obituary was shared by Sandy Sallee.

Gwen Petersen


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