May 29, 1932 - Sept. 17, 2012
Marvin Peterson, 80, passed away on Sept. 17, 2012, at his home in Redmond, Oregon, surrounded by his family. He was born in Spokane, Washington, to Verne and Alice Peterson.
Marvin attended schools in the Spokane area, graduating from Lewis and Clark High School in 1950. From 1953-1955 he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Monroe, a destroyer escort. After an honorable discharge in 1955, he started college at Gonzaga University, where he graduated with a degree in engineering in 1960.
He worked for Bonne- ville Power Administration as a PSC Engineer for 35 years, until retiring in 1997.
Marvin was an active member of Elks, receiving Elk of the Year award for his service. He was involved in the Redmond Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball programs for many years, Park and Recreation District and numerous other charitable organizations.
His hobbies included, fishing, camping, building and flying RC planes, volunteer work in the community and spending time with his family.
Marvin is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Margaret "Eseke" Peterson at their home in Redmond; sons, Mark of Corvallis, Greg, Jeff and Tim Peterson of Redmond; and brother, Allan of Spokane.
He is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th St., Redmond, OR, at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, followed by a gathering at the church.
He will be greatly missed by all.
Autumn Funerals is in charge of arrangements.