Eugene Edwin Peterson
1942 - 2017
Gene passed away at home with loving family on June 20, 2017 after a heroic battle with cancer. He was born in Colorado on September 21, 1942 and moved to Southern California with his family as a young child. His last twenty years were spent in Santa Barbara. Salesman extraordinaire, Gene loved his work as a Manufacturers Representative in the electrical industry where his customers all became life long friends.
He is survived by his loving partner of 25 years, Nancy Darrow, one sister Helen Schafer, his children, Kevin Peterson (Joanna), Kristine Peterson, Keri McGrail (Mark), and numerous grandchildren totally devoted to their Grandpa/Papa Gene.
Gene will be remembered for his generosity, warmth, outgoing personality, humor and love for life. He loved his work, golf, traveling with Nancy and spending time with family and friends.
Beloved partner, dad, grandpa, friend, we will miss you terribly but our memories of you will be with us always.
Funeral arrangements will be held privately by the family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara.