Lee Wayne Peterson, 82, peacefully passed away on July 21, 2023, surrounded by family at his beloved cabin near Christopher Creek, Arizona. Lee was born on May 1, 1941 to Blanch Irene Williams and Wayne Leon Peterson in Los Angeles County. He married his sweetheart, Linda Kathleen Fullmer, on August 26, 1965 for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Continuing his legacy are his children Debra Schneider (Bob), Shawn (Amy), Preston (Starlyn), Sterling (Shantele), Forrest (Jen), Heidi Roylance (Tye), Sheridan (Trisha), Autumn Prince (Dave), 37 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, with 2 on the way.
He was blessed to live an active life consisting of a coaching career (37 years with Mesa Public Schools, and several years with the City of Mesa Aquatics program), teaching, church service, hiking, fishing, woodworking, photography, painting, poetry, journaling, but most of all enjoying time with his family.
Lee is also survived by his sister Jeanine Larson, and brothers Don, Ron, and Scott.
Viewing service is Friday, July 28th from 6-8pm at Bunker Funeral Home located at 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, AZ, and the Funeral service is on Saturday, July 29th at 10am, located at 10305 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ
The service may also be viewed following this link : https://zoom.us/j/98943629756
Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.