Jon Adams Peterson
1939 - 2020
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Jon Adams Peterson
July 14, 1939 - Oct. 27, 2020
Jon Adams Peterson of Tualatin, Ore., passed away Oct. 27, 2020 following a battle with kidney disease.
Jon was born July 14, 1939 in Portland, Ore. Jon grew up in Coos Bay but also spent time residing in China as a young boy.
Jon graduated in 1957 from Marshfield High School and went on to complete two years of college. Jon was a Veteran of the United States Army and served in Korea. Additionally he was an Army Reservist and member of the United States Coast Guard. He was a lifetime member of the Professional Golfer's Association.
Jon had a long career but never worked a day in his life. He began his career as a Professional Golfer at Portland Golf Club, then went on to serve at Waverly Country Club, followed by 28 years at Tualatin Country Club. After retiring from Tualatin, Jon then began his second dream career as a Fishing Guide in Larsen Bay Alaska where he spent 10 years at his own Foxtail Lodge before fully retiring.
Jon is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shelby Peterson whom he loved dearly; his daughter, Joshel Peterson; granddaughter, Shalynn Miller; grandson, Grant Fenning; great-grandchildren, Natasha Miller and Spencer Crotser. He is additionally survived by several nieces and nephews and devoted friends.
Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Helen Peterson; brother, Richard Peterson; and step-son, Shawn Pugh.
Jon was a devoted husband, father, and Papa. Jon loved life and enjoyed traveling along with fishing and golfing.
Jon received a private military service Nov. 20, 2020 at Willamette National Cemetery where cremains will be interned in the columbarium. A Celebration of Life will be held in July 2021.
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Published in The Oregonian from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
I knew John as a pro at Tuallitan country club. I thought he was a hilarious guy with a great sense of humor. He was also a very generous person in a quiet way. My husband Ron Matin Was very impressed with his generosity and of course he liked him as a person. I’m very sorry for your loss your husband and your father and your grandfather was a really lovely person..
Was very impressed with his generosity and of course he liked him as a person.
November 21, 2020
One memory of Jon still sticks out in my mind from a visit to NC from him and Shelby daddy had grilled spare ribs and I don’t believe I have ever seen a man eat so many in my life. It tickled my Daddy to see him enjoy those ribs. RIP Jon
Joey Mills
November 21, 2020
What a wonderful write up about Jon-we loved him greatly and our hearts are broken for all of you. He will be truly missed for the laughter and love he brought all of us. We will miss you Jon-Love from The Wallin's.

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