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Leonard Ray Peters
08/29/1943 — 06/13/2023
From Richland, WA | Born in Denver, COWatch Service Watch Graveside Service
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Celebration of Life
Leonard Ray Peters
Leonard Ray Peters passed away peacefully in Kennewick WA, on June 13, 2023, with his daughter Rachel, and sister in law Kathy, by his side.
Leonard was born, August 29, 1943 in Denver Co. He grew up in Richland and spent most of his life there. In 1968 he met Rose Wildenborg and less than a year later, they were married. They were both active members of the Richland church of Christ, and later, Leonard was active at both the Kennewick and Pendleton churches as a teacher and preacher. He loved the Lord, and has truly found peace in the arms of his savior.
Leonard and Rose had two girls, Rachel and Lanie. As a family, they spent many many weekends in Portland Or, and summers on the Oregon Coast. Rose passed away unexpectedly in 2000. In 2002, Leonard would marry his second sweetheart, Mary Mike Hartnett, and spend the next 15 years traveling and going on multiple adventures. This also gained Leonard an even bigger family, claiming Mary Mikes daughters, Beth Perez, Sue Wilson, and Anne Rubin, as well as their families as his own. Mary Mike passed away in 2016.
In school, Leonard was the president of his FFA chapter, and graduated from Col Hi in 1961. In the fall of ‘61, Leonard left for the Navy, which took him around the world, showing him sights and sounds he wouldn’t have seen otherwise. He was very proud of his service to his country. Upon returning to the states, Leonard was reintroduced to Earnest Staten, a man who would change his life, and help cement his faith in God.
Leonard loved to learn, and to study, and to teach. Although he drove all over the Hanford area for work, and transported all kinds of things, teaching and learning were his passions. As a member of the church, he was a Sunday school teacher, a deacon, an elder, and a preacher. He lived the Bible, daily.
Leonard is survived by his Daughter Rachel, and his Granddaughter, Lillian Davidson, both of Richland.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Howard and Ruby Peters, his brother Millard “Jim” Peters, his first wife, Rose, his second wife, Mary Mike, and his youngest daughter, Lanie Rebekah Peters, whom he lost in March of 2022.
Visitation is at Einans, Tuesday June 20, 3-7pm.
Services will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 1-2 pm at the Richland church of Christ, 933 Thayer Dr. with graveside and military honors immediately following at Resthaven Cemetary, Williams Blvd, Richland.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a children’s library, or another local charity of your choosing.
A soul gone to soon. It’s ok Leonard, we have Rach and Lilli. You love on Lanibug, Rose and Mikey, We were not ready for you to leave <3
“Uncle” Leonard, Rest In Peace.
I have so many fond memories of Leonard reading Scriptures and teaching Bible class for adults. I love your family so much and I pray you all find comfort in the peace only God provides.
Always ready with a terrible Dad joke and a smile. I know you were a great father, husband and a good man. The world will miss you.
Leonard, you were my buddy at Columbia, I love you as a brother. I was continually entertained by your Navy adventures and your beautiful offbeat humor. You loved God and found Him; He was your best friend. I miss you, you left too soon. With all my love Ron.
Lenoard my friend, rest in peace!