Services for Thomas C. Peterson, 77
of Nampa, who died Friday, March 27, at the Nampa hospital,
will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Nampa 11th
Ward Building, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
1500 Smith Ave.
Bishop Ken Harward of
the ward will officiate. Burial will follow in the
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with services under the direction
of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
Peterson, a retired machinist, was born Dec. 20, 1909 at
Montpelier, Idaho. At the age of 4 he was adopted by
Parley P. and Mary E. Erickson Peterson. He was reared and
educated in Montpelier.
Marcella Skinner Nov. 20, 1934 at Montpelier. Their
marriage was later solemnized Jan. 13, 1968 at the Idaho
Falls, LDS Temple.
At the beginning of
WWII, he was drafted by the government to work as a machinist
for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Wash. In 1924 they moved
to Portland, Ore, and later to Yakima, Wash., where he
continued working as a machinitst.
1944 they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and returned to Yakima
in May of 1948. They came to Nampa in 1953 where they made
Mr. Peterson worked as a
machinist for Idaho Concrete and Pipe in Nampa for 22 years,
retiring in 1979. They had since resided in Nampa.
Mr. Peterson was a member of the Nampa 11th Ward LDS Church
where he was a home teacher. He loved fishing and was an
He is survived by his
wife; one son and his wife, Marvin and Sharlene Peterson,
Boise; two daughters, Donna Estep, Boise, and LaRae (Mrs.
Dave) Pullin, Nampa; one brother, DeLars "Bill" Wainright,
Salt Lake City; one sister, Vel King, Salt Lake City; one
stepsister, Ruth Booth, Boise; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Ellis Peterson, in
Friends may call at the Alsip
Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m., Monday from 8 to 11 a.m.
and at the 11th Ward from 1 to 1:45 p.m.