Sonora, CA — A celebration of life service is scheduled for this weekend for District Three Supervisor Jim Peterson.
Diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, Peterson continued to participate in Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors meetings via speakerphone. Peterson lost his battle with cancer last Tuesday. He was 62.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Smith Peterson of Tuolumne; a daughter, Marcia Peterson Ornelas of Fresno; mother, Anna Marie Peterson of Modesto; brothers, Perry C. Peterson of Pomona, Russell W. Peterson of Modesto and Robert E. Peterson of Sonora; and one grandchild. A celebration of life starts at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Tuolumne Veterans Memorial Hall in Tuolumne City.
Remembrances may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association/Hospice of the Sierra, P.O. Box 1405, Sonora 95370; the Tuolumne County Humane Society, P.O. Box 830, Jamestown 95327; the Tuolumne County Trails Council, 17817 Ruby Road, Tuolumne 95379; or the Backcountry Horsemen of California, Mid Valley Unit, P.O. Box 1709, Modesto 95353-1709.