Paul Martin Peterson
Paul Martin Peterson, 63, a Bend, Oregon resident passed away on March 24.
Paul is survived by his wife of 38 years, Teri; their son, Christopher; his mother, Rosemary; sister, Sally; brothers, Mark and Jim; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, in-laws and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Eric and father, Herbert.
He grew up in Claremont, California, and graduated from CHS in 1974. He was very active in Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout. He was also involved in a variety of sports, most notably football, rock/mountain climbing and skiing.
He attended Citrus College and then California State University, Long Beach, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in fnance. During high school and college he worked several jobs, including as a climber at Disneyland’s Matterhorn ride, and at a local backpacking shop, Pack and Piton.
After college he was hired by Bank of America, where he worked in commercial lending for 37 years at several Southern California locations. He was a senior vice president at the time of his retirement.
In 1981, Mr. Peterson married longtime friend and love, Teri Bovett (CHS ‘74). They lived and raised a family in Yorba Linda, California. The family was very active with travel, camping, backpacking, biking, youth sports, skiing, fishing, golfing, climbing and church activities.
In 2016, the couple retired and moved to Bend, Oregon, a haven for winter and summer sports. He was in heaven as days filled with skiing, biking, fishing and golfing would often lead to relaxing in a local brew pub.
A virtual celebration honoring Mr. Peterson will take place on July 27, 2020.