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Information for Keith Olson Peterson
20 June 1922 - 6 January 1987
Obituary from The Idaho Press-Tribune
January 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Keith Peterson

     Services for Keith 0. Peterson, 64, of Nampa, who died Tuesday, Jan. 6, in the Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be held at 1 p.m., Friday at the Fifth-Seventh Ward Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nampa.
    Bishop Kenneth Wheeler will officiate.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, under direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mr. Peterson, a retired maintenance supervisor, was born June 20, 1922, at St. Charles, Idaho, to Augustus H. and Ellen Olson Peterson.  He was reared in that area, and graduated from Fielding High School at Paris, Idaho, in 1940.  He served in the U.S. Navy at Camp Farragut, Idaho.
    He married Harriet E. Porter on Oct. 8, 1946, at Twin Falls.  They moved to Nampa where he worked for the J.R. Simplot Company, and later for the Idaho Concrete Pipe Company for 33 years, retiring in 1984.  Since that time he had worked for the Gooding Farms at Wilder, restoring antique cars.
    Mr. Peterson was an avid antique car mechanic and had restored numerous cars.  He also enjoyed spending time at their cabin at Pine.
    He was a member of the Nampa Fifth Ward, LDS Church; and a member and past president of the Treasure Valley Model A Club.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons and daughters-in-law, O'Dell and Lynn Peterson of Nampa, and Randy and Rhonda Peterson of Caldwell; a son, Danny Peterson of Nampa ; four brothers, Ezrie Peterson of Fruitland, Leslie Peterson of Emmett, Elmer Peterson of Nampa, and Lynn Peterson of St. Charles; three sisters, Erma Stamis of Woodland Hills, Calif., Goldie Gerhart of Ogden, Utah, and Maythel Zesiger of Nampa; and five grandsons.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter,. two brothers, two sisters, and a granddaughter.
    Friends may call today from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.


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