1919 – 2017

Jim Peterson died at age 97 on May 28, 2017, in Beaverton. Jim was born in 1919 about three miles up Two Mile Creek near Bandon to Ingelbert Arthur “Bert” Peterson and Clara Belle Snead. He graduated from Oregon State University, served in the U.S. Army in World War II, and married Virginia “Ginger” Carl in 1947. He received a pharmacy degree from Iowa State in 1949 and owned West Slope Pharmacy until 1973. He and Ginger traveled the world in 1974 and then moved to Bend where he worked as a pharmacist until age 84.

Jim was predeceased by his wife, Ginger; his lady friend, Darlene Child; and his brother, Eugene Peterson (Pete).

He is survived by his three daughters, his grandson, 11 nieces and nephews, numerous grandnieces and grandnephews, and Darlene Child’s children and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Bend. For a complete obituary, visit www.anewtradition.com, click on “Obituaries” and then search “Peterson.”

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