James Russell "Jim" Peters (1944 - 2011)

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  • "He was my Grandpa. I loved him so much! I wish I could have..."
    - Krystal Peters
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  • "Pam and family, we're so sorry to hear of Jim's passing.Our..."
  • "I worked as a Permit Tech for CBJ with Jim. He was one of..."
    - Denise Nakachi
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    - Bruce Martinson
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Longtime Juneau resident James Russell "Jim" Peters unexpectedly died on Friday May 6, 2011 at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau from a heart attack. He will be forever missed for his quiet strength, great sense of humor and for being a wonderful loving father, husband, brother, and grandfather.

Jim was born Dec 26, 1944 in Edmonton, Alberta to Jim and Mary Peters in a military hospital while his father was in the service. The second of five siblings, Jim spent his youth in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho and joined the Army after graduating high school. In his young adult life he came to Juneau for the first time and found a great love for fishing after joining his father and step-mother Myrna Peters as a commercial fisherman. Alaska was forever in his blood and his love for fishing never waned even as he changed careers and locations, finally settling in Juneau as an electrical contractor. He owned his business Lighthouse Electric for over twenty years and was known for his attention to detail and craftsmanship. More recently he put that knowledge to work as an electrical inspector for the city of Juneau. His spare time was filled with rebuilding the engine of his '94 Dodge, fishing and spending time with family.

Jim is survived by his wife Pamela Ann Wells-Peters, siblings JoAnne Carpenter, Denise Hoover, Barry Koury, Bryon Koury, son Jim Peters, daughters Tanna Peters and Tiffany Leighty and grandchildren Jacob, Krystal and Dallas Peters, and Owen Leighty.

An open house to celebrate Jim's life will be held this Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 12055 Glacier Highway in Auke Bay from 1pm to 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jim Peters' Memorial Fund, which benefits his grandchildren. Donations are accepted at any local Wells Fargo in his name.
Published in The Juneau Empire from May 11 to May 18, 2011
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