Gary Lewis Peterson, 74 of McGill, Nevada passed away on June 5, 2015 with his family by his side. Gary was born to Leland Peterson and Clarice Gonder Peterson on October 25, 1940 in Milford, Utah; he was the youngest of four children. Gary graduated from White Pine High School in 1958 and went to work that summer for Kennecott Copper Corporation. He joined the United States Army in 1959 and was with the 42nd Artillery Regiment stationed in Korea and was honorably discharged on November 30, 1965.
Gary married Dora Santistevan on November 11, 1962 in Austin, Nevada, his wife of 53 years. They had three children, Dora Dee, Gloria and Jackie. They solemnized their marriage in the St George Temple in 1979.
Gary worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation, Amselco Minerals, Alligator Ridge Mine, Placer Dome US and the Nevada Department of Corrections until his retirement in 2002.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping for weeks at a time in Piermont Creek and going on picnics with family and friends and spending Time with his grandchildren. He proudly served in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion, and LDS Church.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and brothers; Donald, Lamar and Sister, Gloria and a grandson, CJ Garcia.
Gary is survived by his wife, Dora Peterson, daughters; Dora Dee (Paul) Wheeler of Bountiful, Utah, Gloria (Pat) Stork and Jackie Peterson and a very special niece, Donna (George) Hernandez. He has 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and several other cousins.
Funeral services will be on June 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ely LDS Stake Center and burial will take place at a later date.
Family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to White Pine American Legion Post #3.