A Memorial Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident, James A. Peterson, will be held at 11 a.m., Fri., March 8, 2013 at the Lamar First Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Davis officiating. Per Mr. Peterson's request cremation has taken place.
Jim, as he was known to many, was born on Jan. 7, 1935 at Holly, Colo. and passed away at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs on Feb. 27, 2013 under the care of Pikes Peak Hospice. Jim was 78.
He is preceded in death by his parents Herb and Ruth Francisco, his in-laws Herb and Thelma Drumright and his grandson Austin Peterson.
Jim is survived by his wife Joan Peterson of the family home, children; Monty (Beth) Peterson of Castle Rock, Ron (Lori) Peterson of Lamar and Lori (David Payne) Peterson also of Lamar.
He was blessed by his grandchildren: Blake (Kristilyn), Bryce (Jaimi), Brianna, Lani (Clint) Robertson, Hannah (Galen) Golden, Dusty Springer, Abby Springer, Austin, Ashley (Steve) Mullins, Ross (Halie), Nick (Amanda) and Brecken Payne. He was also blessed with eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice or to the Lamar First Baptist Church either direct or in care of the funeral home office. Online condolences may be made at www.peacockfuneralhome.com