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Joel Ray “Joe” Peters

Joel Ray “Joe” Peters, 89,  died at Sacred Heart Hospital in Springfield  on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
Joe was born to Frank and Izetta (Amick) Peters at Dry Creek on Sept. 24, 1922. He grew up on the Westside and attended Dry Creek and Vernon grade schools. He moved into town and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1940.
He married Marie Ackerman in Lakeview on Sept. 6, 1942. They made their home in Seattle, Wash. where Joe worked for Boeing until he enlisted into the Army Air Corps in 1944. After his military service, he moved back to Lakeview where he worked for the Chevrolet Garage and drove school bus for 10 years. He then owned and operated Joe’s Union Service for 18 years and finally retired from Fremont Sawmill in 1987 after nine years of employment.
Joe truly enjoyed hunting elk, fishing, golfing and bowling. He was a life member of the Lakeview Elk’s Lodge #1536 and served as Exalted Ruler in 1951-52. He was the Lake County Round-Up president in 1980, volunteer fireman for 10 years and also served on the Lakeview Town Council.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marie; brothers Frank and Jack; sisters Eileen Schneidler and Edith Griffin.
Joe is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Garry and Mimi Peters of Orcas, Wash., Larry and Marion Peters of Pleasanton, Calif. and Jack and Rose Peters of Sonora, Calif.; daughters and sons-in-law Janet and Mel Johnson of Noti and Patricia and Mick McClure of Cove; brothers David of Vancouver, Wash., Merle of White City, Richard of Creswell and Kenneth of Ketchikan, Alaska; 12 grandchildren;14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Lakeview First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Feb.11, 2012 at 11 a.m. with military honors provided by the Layne Clifton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4070. A luncheon reception will be served in the Church Fellowship Hall following the service. Interment will be in the Westside Cemetery.
Contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the Westside Cemetery Dist., 15188 Westside Road, Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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