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Information for Thomas C. Peterson
20 December, 1909 - 27 March 1987
Obituary from The Idaho Press-Tribune
March 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Thomas Peterson

     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.
    Mr. 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.
    He married 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.
    In 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 their home.
    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 avid gunsmith.
    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 1942.
    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.


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