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THOMAS EDWARD PETERSON June 17, 1946 July 10, 2017 Einan's at Sunset Thomas was born in DE Moines, Iowa to Robert and Mildred Peterson. Thomas passed away at the Hospice House in Kennewick Washington with his family by his side. Thomas served very proudly in the United States Navy 1963 1967 he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal-Vietnam. Thomas lived in the Benton City area for over 33 years where he worked as a Water Master for Kiona Irrigation. He married the love of his life Cathy on August 12, 1972. They had six wonderful children. Thomas loved spending his free time fishing with his wife Cathy and his children; he loved his garden and enjoyed providing fresh foods for family and friends. He loved the family gatherings in his back yard. Thomas will always be loved and missed. He was a Jack of All Trades; he could fix and build anything. Thomas is survived by his wife Cathy, sons Steve (Ana), Shawn (Shalea), Robert (Nicki), daughter Tammy Peterson. Jonathan Hinton, who is like a son to them. Brothers; Sam and Randy Peterson, sisters; Coral and Janet. Grandchildren; Brandon Peterson, Jacob Hinton, Colleen Peterson and Tristan Peterson, many nieces, nephews and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his Mother and Father, Brothers Charles, Steve and Frank. Daughters Sherrill and Stephanie. Mother and Father in Law; Doris and Doug Norman, Nephew James Daley and many other family members. The family wants to invite all who knew Thomas to A Celebration of Life that will be held is his favorite place his Back Yard on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM "Come as you are" 44602 N. River Road, Benton City, WA 99329 Donations in lieu of flowers can be made out to Cathy Peterson PO Box 75 Benton City, WA 99320 or visit and search "save a vets home" and leave a comment or donation. Express your thoughts and memories on our online Guestbook at
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Einan's Funeral Home, Inc.
915 By-Pass Highway
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 943-1114
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Published in Tri-City Herald on July 16, 2017
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