Jeffrey Peters

Obituary of Jeffrey James Peters

Jeffrey James Peters passed away September 10, 2020, in Olympia, Washington.  He was born April 16, 1952, to William and Louise (Hoeft) Peters in Shelton, Washington.  He also resided in Lebanon, Oregon, and Anchorage, Alaska.


Jeff graduated from Anchorage’s West High School in 1970, married Paula Barnes on March 23, 1979, and was a Squaxin Island Tribal member.


He worked for Mt. McKinley Fence Company and Goodyear Tires in Anchorage.  In 2013, after more than 20 years, he retired from the Squaxin Island Tribe as the Public Works Manager.


Jeff was a humble man, and was always willing to help anyone in need.  He was known for his colorful sense of humor.  He loved fishing, hunting, cooking, building various things in his shop, and spending time with his family.


Jeff was loved and respected by many.  He had a love for all his family and friends, and will be dearly missed.


He is survived by his wife, Paula J. Peters of Olympia; son, Steven Peters of Elma; daughters, Jolene Peters, Jaimie Whipple, and Jennifer Ogno, all of Shelton; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Ray Peters of Fairbanks, Alaska; and sisters, Nora Coxwell of Olympia, BJ Peters of Olympia, Julie Goodwin of Olympia, and Colleen Merriman of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Leslie Peters and Carrie Smith.


A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the family’s home in Olympia.


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