Peter Dennis Matheson, 69, passed away surrounded by friends and family on Jan 5, 2015. He was born in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island on October 12, 1945 and spent his early years in Barrington. At age 12, his family moved to Arizona. He graduated from MHS and served as student body president of MCC before entering the US Navy. After an honorable discharge, he worked as an airline pilot. Peter is survived by his children: Shelly (Mike) Beutler, Kim (Clancey) Fox, Aaron (Robyn) Matheson, Dené (TK) Schiefer, Sara (Jess) Maier, 23 grandchildren and his beloved dog, Teddy; siblings: Arnold Matheson, Debby (Jerry) Porter, Sue Anne (Don) Echols, and sister-in-law Pauline Matheson. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mildred (Buckless) Matheson, brother, Raymond, and son, Quinn.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00AM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201, with a viewing 1 hour prior to services.