Thomas A. Peterson, 79, of Sedro-Woolley, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, September 6, 2018. He fought a courageous seven month battle with cancer. He was born February 15, 1939 in Naches, Washington to Carl and Calla (Armstrong) Peterson.
He served in the US Air Force four years, and another two years of Reserve duty. Tom served on the Sedro-Woolley Planning Commission. He was part of the breakfast group, Band of Brothers. Tom was also a member of the Skagit Community Art Theater, SCAT. He produced a play while involved with SCAT, and is best known for his Teddy Roosevelt role in “Arsenic and Old Lace.” He was also the downtown bartender in the annual Sedro-Woolley Bank Robbery reenactment. He was involved with the Sedro-Woolley Kiwanis Club, cooking lots of Tarheel Burgers at local fairs and carnivals to help raise money for various charities. Tom loved to dance!
He was your Meat Manager at Thrifty Foods for 37 years until he retired and went to work for Sedro-Woolley High School until 2008. He finally retired from the school district so he could take care of his wife, Beverly.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Beverly; children, Dawn and Don Nilsen, Tony and Christina Ehlert, Teresa and Ken Potashner, Tom Zehrung; and many grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Calla (Armstrong) Peterson; son, Darrell; daughter, Sally; four sisters, Carol, Doris, Betty and Dorothy; three brothers, Carl, Johnny and Mack.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:00PM at Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley, with Pastor Jim Cannon, officiating and Military Honors.