Cover photo for Dr. Bill Eugene Peters's Obituary
Dr. Bill Eugene Peters Profile Photo
1934 Bill 2021

Dr. Bill Eugene Peters

May 27, 1934 — December 23, 2021

Dr. Bill Eugene Peters, 87, of Tucson, AZ, passed peacefully on December 23, 2021.

Bill was born May 27, 1934, in Manzanola, CO, the son of Pete and Esther Peters. He was an All-American athlete at Manzanola High School and was recruited to play football at Colorado A&M where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Bill was a guidance counselor and the first wrestling and football coach at Broomfield High School. He received his doctorate at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. and then moved his family to Alamosa where he held the positions of Dean of Men, Dean of Student Affairs, and then Professor of Psychology and Statistics at Adams State College. Bill left education to go into restaurant ownership and then retired to Tucson AZ.

Bill Peters loved life. He loved his family, and he loved his friends. He lit up rooms with his booming voice and laughter. Most important, Bill loved the Lord his savior.

Bill was a devoted family man who enjoyed road trips, camping, and skiing with his family and loved traveling abroad. He was a people person who never knew a stranger. He was well respected as a counselor, educator, and colleague, influencing so many who knew him.

Bill is survived by his companion of 21 years, Suzie Eldridge of Tucson, AZ, his 3 children, Jerri Woodard of Chadron, NE, David Peters of Superior, CO, Cami Howlett of Fort Collins, CO, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, the mother of his children, Florence Peters of Aurora, CO, and his siblings, Ronald Peters of Ordway, CO and Arlene (Peters) Rodeen of Sioux City, IA.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on May 14, 2022, at the Ordway First United Methodist Church. There will be a private graveside service at the Valley View Cemetery in Ordway, CO prior to the ceremony.

Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Dementia Society of America at: Or by mail to, Dementia Society of America
PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901

Online condolences may be made at Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dr. Bill Eugene Peters, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Ordway United Methodist Church

403 Main Street, Ordway, CO 81063

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Valley View Cemetery in Ordway

9617 Colorado 71, Ordway, CO 81063

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree