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William E. "Bill" Peters(1928 - 2014)

William E. "Bill"
Peters, 85, of
Littleton passed
away Monday,
February 24, 2014
in SkyRidge Medical
Center, Lone
Tree.
He was born August 5,
1928 in Taylorville, Illinois
and spent his early life
in Peoria. He joined the
Marine Corp. in 1946 and
served one year. He then
studied typewriter repair
in Springfield, Missouri,
where he met the love of
his life, Mary Jane Head.
They were married September
19, 1948 in Golden
City, Missouri and moved
to Wisconsin where he
began a career in photography
at the Greenbay
Gazette, before settling in
Denver in 1960.
He was a photographer at
the Denver Post for many
years before retiring in
1982, when he joined his
wife, Jane, in two studios
above Abe's Restaurant
on Main Street in Littleton.
There he pursued
his dream of combining
photography and painting
to create prints. Together
they ran their business, J-B
Studios, until her death in
1984.
Bill continued his art,
painting portraits for the
rest of his life. His
sense of humor was
legendary and he
will be missed by
family and many
friends.
He was preceded
in death by his wife, Mary
Jane Peters, parents, John
and Ivy Peters, sisters Viola
June Jackson and Vernetta
LaConte, brothers John,
Darrel and Donald Peters,
daughter-in-law Sandy
Peters, grandson Robbie
Peters, and father and
mother-in-law, Fred and
Edith Head.
He is survived by brother
Robert E. Peters and his
wife Marilyn, sister Donna
Thames and her husband
Charles, daughters Dora
Kay Peters and Lynn Studdard
and her husband
Von, grandchildren Jace
Studdard, Julie Studdard,
Carrie Cohen, and stepgrandson
Elroy Portis,
four great-grandchildren,
sisters-in-law Shirley
Schnelle and her husband
Wayne, Sherry McKee,
and brother-in-law George
Head and his wife Jeannette,
and many neices
and nephews.
Cremation was performed
by All State Cremations
and his ashes will be
joined with his beloved Janie.

Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Mar. 26 to Apr. 25, 2014
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