Robert R. Peters
October 23, 2009
Robert Richard Peters died Oct. 7 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. He was born Nov. 30, 1929 in Iowa City, Iowa to Richard and Grace (Hollingsworth) Peters.
He graduated from City High in Iowa City and went on to attend the University of Iowa, later moving to Lake Charles, La., where he received training as a medical laboratory and X-ray technician at St. Patrick Hospital. There, he was married and returned to Iowa, working in hospitals and clinics in Iowa City, Marengo, Bloomfield and Winterset.
In 1966, he moved to Colorado where he then lived and worked in Rifle, Aspen, Meeker and Grand Junction. Bob enjoyed playing the pipe organ for church and piano for local nursing homes and senior centers. His love of Colorado included mountain climbing, camping, downhill skiing, music and photography. He also loved basset hounds and his two cocker spaniels.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his son, Gene Peters of Davenport, Iowa; daughters Karen Hollingsworth of Chicago, Ill. and Sara Carrigan of Eldora, Iowa; and stepsons Kenny and Tom Young of Rifle. Siblings include Barbara Bothell of Iowa City, Iowa; Donna Teefy of Marietta, Ga.; and Kenneth Peters of Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Peters is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Burial is to be by cremation.
Contributions may be made to the Humane Society in his name.