September 9, 1940 - December 8, 2012
Resided in West Point, UT
WEST POINT – Gerald E. "Jerry' Peters" passed away Saturday morning, December 8, 2012 releasing his mind/soul to higher powers.
He was born September 9, 1940 in Melvindale, MI, one of four brothers born to parents Clyde A. and Dorothy P. Maurer Peters.
Jerry enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and attended Anti-Submarine and Sonar Schools in San Diego, CA while serving honorably in the U.S. Navy.
On November 3, 1962 he married Joan Haney in Richfield, UT. They were married for 50 years celebrating that 50 year anniversary this year.
Since 1968 Gerald worked as an Electronics Technician at HAFB in flight test and in software engineering before retiring in 1995.
He enjoyed amateur radio using the call sign WA7ADK for over 50 years. He flew R.C. airplanes. As a child he discovered he had a talent playing both the piano and organ by ear, without sheet music or ever learning musical notes. Many people enjoyed listening to him play any musical number they could imagine.
Surviving are his wife Joan, West Point; son, Christopher Peters, West Point; and daughter Michelle (Steven) Abe, Spring Creek, NV; three grandchildren, Dax, Megan and Emma, three nephews and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West, Roy. A gathering of friends will be held prior to services from 1 to 1:55 p.m.
A thank-you to several doctors and medical personnel who made his life more bearable the last few years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 941 E. 3300 S. SLC, UT 84106 or American Diabetes Foundation, 1245 E. Brickyard Ste. 30, SLC, UT 84108.
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