Gary Peterson, 51, Torrington

Funeral services for GARY PETERSON, 51 will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Rendevous Center at the Goshen County Fairgrounds with Paul Ramirez officiating. Burial will follow. Gary died on February 19, 2013. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct memorial contributions in Gary's honor to the Waggin' Tails Animal Shelter. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com

Gary was born on September 10, 1961 in South Pass, Wyoming. He moved with his family to Longmont, Colorado where he attended school; then to Casper, Wyoming where he graduated high school from Kelly-Walsh. Gary went on to welding trade school at Casper and then worked as a welder on pipelines for a time before going to work for WyDOT, (Wyoming Department of Transportation) at Riverton, Wyoming and then to Torrington in 1988 where he served as Survey Crew Chief.

Gary married Shannon Garrison on August 28, 1983 at Hubbard's Cupboard at Laramie Peak.

Gary really enjoyed restoring John Deere tractors and he was involved from the beginning of the Cowboy State Antique Steam & Gas Association. He loved his favorite dog, Darla, and she went everywhere with him. Gary built a cabin at Laramie Peak in the Ester Brook area and he liked to hunt. He loved his family and spending time with them.

He is survived by his wife, Shannon Peterson of Torrington; his son LeRoy James Peterson and his daughter Breeanna Rose Peterson both of Torrington; and his mother Betty Peterson of Casper, Wyoming. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Minnie McCormick and his "adoptive" father, Clarence Ramschiner.

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