Green River Star -

Gary Lee Peterson


September 20, 2017

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Gary Lee Peterson

Gary Lee Peterson, 71, passed away Sept. 15, 2017, at his home in Green River.

Peterson was a lifelong resident of Green River. 

Peterson was born on May 24, 1946, the son of Leslie LeRoy Peterson and Alberta Martian Rendter.

He attended schools in Green River.

Peterson married Stephanie Roderick Sept. 11, 1965.

He worked at OCI as a underground mine supervisor for 36 years until his retirement in 2002.

Peterson enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren, building hot rods, attending car shows, collecting Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and his dogs CoCo and Peanut.

Survivors include his wife Stephanie Peterson of Green River; two sons, Mike Peterson and wife Lisa of Mountain View and Jody Peterson of Green River; two daughters, Kaylynn Schmitt and husband Russell of Green River and Trudy Peterson of Green River; one sister, Phyllis Bingham of Green River; 12 grandchildren, Gary Schmitt, Jade Schmitt, Burgandy Schmitt, Courtney Peterson, Preston Peterson, Trevon Peterson, Lyndzee Peterson, Camry Peterson, Kimberly Peterson, Kaylee Peterson, Steven Weaver, and Presley Weaver; one great-granddaughter, Bostyn Peterson; as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Following cremation a private family celebration of life will take place.

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