DeVerl Peterson (1938 - 2017)

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DeVerl Peterson was born on June 23, 1938, in Ovid, Idaho, to Melvin and Arvilla Peterson. He grew up on his parent's small family farm and cattle ranch and was raised and lived his life as a devote member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He studied engineering at the University of Idaho until spring 1962, when he enlisted in the Air Force to serve in Vietnam.
He married D. Louise Abernathy in August 1964. They were blessed with six sons. In 1969, he accepted a job as a highway engineer for the State of Alaska. May of 1999, after 30 years of employment, he retired from the Alaska Department of Transportation.
DeVerl Peterson was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and worked with the Boy Scouts of America - all six of his sons earned the Eagle Scout rank - and he volunteered for the Red Cross of Alaska. DeVerl and his wife, Louise, served in the Anchorage LDS Temple as well as several service missions supporting LDS church programs after his retirement.
DeVerl was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; and son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Robin; his father and mother, Melvin and Arvilla; and his sister, Renee.
He is survived by his sisters, Mary Lou, Winnetta and
Jeanine; and five of his sons and their wives, Michael and Sandi, Mark and Sandra,
Matthew and Laura, Merlin and Melanie and Myles and Amanda; and his 10 grandchildren, Bradley, Zackary, Sarah, Jessica, Emily, Katelyn, Cadey, Ellouise, Johnathan and Sydney, as well as two more grandchildren on the way.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, with the viewing from 11 a.m. till 12 p.m., and the funeral from 12:30 p.m. till 1:30 p.m., at the LDS Chapel, 700 West 46th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Aug. 2, 2017
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