Larry Lee Peterson, age 68, died at his home in Custer, SD on June 24, 2019.
Larry was born to Pete and Phyllis Peterson, July 8, 1950, in Newcastle, WY, and spent his youth in Casper, WY. Larry graduated from Natrona County High School in Casper and received an Associate Degree of Electronics from Casper College. He married Barbara Gedney on December 11, 1976, and they made their home in Casper, WY.
Larry started his telecommunication career with Mountain Bell, US West and retired with Qwest Communications. With the reorganization of the phone company, Larry and his wife Barbara, started in Casper, moved to Billings, MT and then later to Parker, CO following their
telecommunication careers. Larry and Barbara retired to Custer, South Dakota in 2010 so they could enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills.
Larry spent his summers as a youth helping his grandparents manage the store and campground at Keyhole Lake near Gillette, WY. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping and backpacking in the Big Horn Mountains. Larry and Barbara also enjoyed traveling with their RV, geocaching and exploring the Black Hills with their ATVs.
Larry is survived by his wife, Barbara of Custer; his brother, and sister-in-law, Dick and Gloria
Peterson of Casper; sister Sandra, Pettry also of Casper, brother, Mark Peterson of Denver CO; nieces, Rhonda Schafer and Stephanie Howie and nephew Arch Pettry all of Casper.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Phyllis Peterson and nephew Sean Pettry.
Visitation services will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer.
Committal services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019, at Douglas Park Cemetery in Douglas, WY.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Larry’s name to benefit the Custer Humane Society.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer.