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Laurence C "Laurie" Peterson
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1931
Oregon, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 2012
Black Butte Ranch
Deschutes County
Oregon, USA

Laurence C. (Laurie) Peterson, Nov. 30, 1931 - Feb. 1, 2012, resident of Black Butte Ranch, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend died February 1 in Bend, OR from complications of lymphoma. He was 80. Laurie was born on November 30, 1931 in Jamestown, NY. He grew up in Jamestown, NY and San Mateo, CA, graduating from San Mateo High School in 1950. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Willamette University in 1954, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, serving as president in his senior year. Following college, he served in the U.S Air Force, training as a jet pilot. He spent nearly 50 years as a specialist in the medical benefits insurance field. Laurie and his wife, Mary Ann made their home in Cupertino, CA for 24 years, and retired to Black Butte Ranch, OR in 1997. He enjoyed fly fishing, golf, travel, hunting, and the outdoors, but his greatest joy was enjoying family and good friends. Friends and loved ones will remember him for his warmth, generosity and gentle spirit. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Ann, his three children, daughters Kris (husband Randy) Bleske and Tracy (husband Jearld) Waitkus and son Eric Peterson; sons-in-law Randy Bleske and Jearld Waitkus, grandchildren Sonja and Theo Waitkus and brother Ron Peterson. A memorial service will be held in the Bay Area, date and location to be determined. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Nipomo, CA, under Tracy Waitkus' participant page. 
 
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Created by: Craig Handy
Record added: Feb 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84475439
 


- Craig Handy
 Added: Feb. 4, 2012
 
 
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