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Steven Pratt Peterson

November 1st, 1951 - May 31st, 2024

Steven Pratt Peterson was born November 1, 1951 to Basil and Marjorie Peterson.  He was the third of six children.

In his youth Steve was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and also the Boy Scouts of America receiving the Eagle Scout award.  With his father and the scouts in the church ward, he hiked every trail in the surrounding mountains of Tucson. 

Anyone could ask Steve where to go hiking or about a particular hike and he could tell you everything about it.  He developed a love for the out-of-doors and the beauty of God’s creations.  Steve loved and continued to be involved in the scouting program and over the years diligently helped many boys in his troops reach the rank of Eagle Scout.

At the age of 19 he served a two-year mission for his church in Australia.

After returning from his mission he met Linda Hewitt and in 1974 they were married in the Los Angeles temple.  They are the parents of one son, Taylor Peterson.

Steve devoted his life to serving others.  He would be the first to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  He loved to laugh, have fun and a good time and just enjoyed talking and being with people.   Steve was blessed and gifted with a  kind and magnetic personality that made him beloved to all he met. 

Steve was also blessed and gifted with a strong physical body and he would often be asked to do things or help with things that required strong physical strength. 

As a hobby Steve had a large custom lathe built so he could make beautiful lamp bases from the roots and trunks of trees, mainly mesquite. For many years he sold the lamps in stores throughout the Tucson area. He had a great appreciation and love for the beauty and different types of wood.   

Steve worked most of his career for Cal-Portland as an electrician.   He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served as a ward Bishop.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Basil & Marjorie Peterson and his brother Robert.

He is survived by his wife Linda, son Taylor and sisters Donna Ruisinger, Diane Elledge, Doris Lords and Carol Carpenter.


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Adair Funeral Home - Avalon

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