Obituary of Philip Peters
Philip R. Peters, 76, a Puyallup resident passed away April 25th at Rose Park Care Center in Tacoma, WA. Phil was born July 15,1946 in Seattle Washington to Jane and Robert Peters. He attended Ballard High School and graduated in 1964. He attended the University of Washington and graduated with a Geography degree in 1968. He was in ROTC and participated in collegiate rowing while at the University of Washington. After college Phil went to infantry officer basic training, and then to Georgia for Airborne Ranger training. This was followed by Jump School (in his words, he “learned how to jump out of perfectly good airplanes.”) Phil was then posted to Fort Lewis as an infantry instructor, followed by a deployment in Vietnam as a member of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles as a platoon leader. He was wounded twice in the line of duty. He received two purple hearts and a silver star. Phil returned to Washington where he met and married Pamela. He went to the University of Puget Sound and received a degree in Business administration. He retired at 59.
He is survived by his wife Pamela. His two children: Stephanie Epperly, spouse Glen and their two children Dylan and Grace. Jason Peters, spouse Tara, and their three children, Maddie, Josiah and Elijah. He is survived by Richard Christian (Dylan’s dad), and spouse Maribel. He is also survived by sisters Susan Hubbs and Margaret LeMay and favorite sister-in-law Linda Harper, as well as numerous nieces and nephews that he dearly loved.
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