Robert R. Peters |

Robert R. Peters

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Robert Richard Peters died Oct. 7 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Bob was born Nov. 30, 1929 in Iowa City, Iowa to Richard and Grace (Hollingsworth) Peters. He graduated from City High in Iowa City and went on to attend the University of Iowa, later moving to Lake Charles, Louisiana where he received training as a Medical Laboratory and X-Ray Technician at St. Patrick Hospital.

There he was married and returned to Iowa, working in hospitals and clinics in Iowa City, Marengo, Bloomfield and Winterset. In 1966, he moved to Colorado where he then lived and worked in Rifle, Aspen, Meeker and Grand Junction.

Bob enjoyed playing the pipe organ for church and piano for local nursing homes and senior centers. His love of Colorado included mountain climbing, camping, downhill skiing, music and photography. He also loved Basset Hounds and his two Cocker Spaniels.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his son, Gene Peters of Davenport, Iowa; his daughters, Karen Hollingsworth of Chicago, Illinois and Sara Carrigan of Eldora, Iowa; and stepsons Kenny and Tom Young of Rifle. Siblings include Barbara Bothell of Iowa City, Iowa, Donna Teefy of Marietta, Georgia, and Kenneth Peters of Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Peters is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Burial is to be by Cremation and contributions in his name should be made to the humane society.

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