Charles Oscar Peterson passed away October 8, 2020. He was born April 23, 1938 in Fargo, ND to Oscar and Irene Tietgens Peterson. He was the baby brother of Merlyn, Ellen (Sis) and Lenore. Chuck's father passed away when he was 15 years old, and after graduating from high school in Fargo, he and his mother moved to Los Angeles, CA to be closer to his sisters. Chuck lived in many places, but found his true home in Boulder City, NV. He cheered for the Lakers from Minnesota to California and the Dodgers from Brooklyn to LA, a lifelong fan of both teams.
Chuck had a work ethic that was unparalleled. He worked for Avery Labels in California, Sprouse Reitz in Cedar City, UT, and the Gold Strike Casino in Boulder City, NV, later named the Hacienda. He retired in 2013 when The Hacienda was sold. Chuck made many friends while working at the casino and came to be known as Mr. Lucky to the clientele. His signature greeting was a few kind words and a smile.
Chuck married Margie Rowe in 2001 in Las Vegas, NV. They shared many adventures together, including moving to Maine in May 2018. After a year there, they decided to return home to Boulder City. Although he suffered from some serious health issues, he always said he had lived a great life.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Margie, and his children: Dawn (Pat) Jones, Cindy (Bruce) Beckington, and Wes (Becky) Peterson; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many other beloved family members. He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and his son Charles Allen Peterson.
The family wishes to thank Connie Young for her love, kindness, and hospitality, especially this past year as she opened her home to Chuck and Margie. They loved spending time with Connie and playing daily games of Phase 10 at her table. She has been an angel to Chuck's family as he has spent the last month hospitalized. We will be forever grateful to her. Services will be private.
Published in Boulder City Review on Oct. 15, 2020.