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Richard Lane Peterson

Richard Lane Peterson

July 15, 1971 – November 26, 2014

Richard Lane Peterson was born in Denver, Colorado on July 15, 1971, to Stan and Lucille Peterson. He passed away November 26, 2014, in Grand Junction, Colorado from a pulmonary embolism.

Rich and his wife, Valorie Vallejos, volunteered for the BLM when they lived in Craig to help with mustang gatherings which led them to adopting seven horses of their own. He was an avid lover of horses and eventually went to horseshoeing school to become a farrier, which he did in addition to his job. He loved working with horses and was pursuing a future to eventually train horses.

Rich and Valorie eventually moved to Grand Junction, Colorado to reside. There they became members of Fellowship Church. Rich loved the Lord and was consistent in his growth to know the Lord.

Rich will always be remembered as a hard worker and always persistent to be and do his very best in whatever he did. He is loved by his son's Devin Fetchin, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Justin Page of Grand Junction, Colorado. He was an awesome husband and father. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He had three grandchildren, Landon Thompson of Watertown, New York, Kiarra Wright of Grand Junction, Colorado and Liam Page of Grand Junction, Colorado. All of them adored their "Papa".

Rich is also survived by a brother Ken Peterson (Cindy) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, sister Terrianne Wheeler (Todd) of Craig, brother Russell Peterson of Craig and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law Sarah Peterson and an infant brother Stanley Gregg Peterson.