Alan James “Jim” Peterson passed away Nov. 17, 2018 in Edgewood, N.M. from COPD.
He was born in Port Clinton, Ohio on Oct. 8, 1952 to Ray H. & Edna C. Eldridge Peterson. He grew up in Oak Harbor, Ohio and attended Harris-Elmore School in Elmore through 7th grade. In 1965 the family moved to Las Cruces, N. M. He attended Lynn Jr. High School and Las Cruces High, graduating in 1970.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Oct. 12, 1970 and served in the Submarine Corps on the U.S.S. Ethan Allen. He served 6 years and was honorably discharged on Dec. 9, 1976.
After his service in the Navy he resided in Phoenix, Ariz., El Paso, Tex., and Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and Edgewood, N.M. and was employed in various occupations. He established his own plumbing business, Pete’s Plumbing, retiring in 2012 due to health.
He was active in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed country music, singing, camping, woodworking, and spending time with his dogs. He attended the Valley View Christian Church in Edgewood, N. M.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother, Ron (Jean), 3 nephews, Mike (Caryn), Dan (Aimee), & Doug (Bridgett) & 13 greatnieces & nephews. He will be missed by his family and friends.
A viewing will take place from 10:00 - 11:00 on Fri., Nov. 30, 2018 in the Chapel at the Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale. Funeral services will follow at 11:00, with interment immediately following the services.
The family wishes to express their thanks to Tammy Hein, Armada Hospice, and Silver Lining Hospice for their kindness and loving care during his final weeks.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to the Humane Society of Utah, P.O. Box 573659, Murray, UT 84157.