Angle Rock Peterson

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lifelong Juneau resident Angle Rock Peterson Jr. died Feb. 10, 2008, in Juneau. He was 58.

He was born May 29, 1949, in Juneau, the second child of Angle R. Peterson and Leadia Austin Peterson. At birth, he lost his twin brother due to complications.

His early childhood years were spent between Juneau and a homestead in Gustavus. There he developed a love for animals. He and his older brother grew up with an orphaned wolf for a couple summers.

The family moved to Juneau in about 1954, so he and his older brother could enroll in school. Except for a one-year visit to Mount Edgecumbe, in Sitka, during a brief illness with his mother, he finished his school years at Juneau-Douglas High School.

During his time in Juneau, he and his brother learned the ways of the water and woods, his family said. In the woods, the brothers learned about nature and wilderness from their father.

On the water, he learned the way of a fisherman and seaman, they said.

At the death of his father, he became a resident of Juneau Alliance of Mental Health, where he continued his life, making new friends and impacting all with his person, his family said.

He is survived by his siblings, Reginald B. Peterson Sr. and family, of Sitka, Hedy Ann Peterson, of Alabama, Veronica Garcia and family, of Juneau, Marcy Peterson, of Anchorage, Johanna Alimorong, of Sitka, John Peterson and family, of Juneau, Kris Peterson and family, of Juneau, Val Peterson and family, of Juneau, Elizabeth Sosa-Flores and family, of Juneau, and Debbie Peterson, of Juneau.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Pallbearers will be Reginald, John and Val Peterson. Honorary pallbearers will be Manuel Flores, Jeremy Peterson, Mervin Marks, Richie Verda, Mark Davis Jr., Reginald Peterson, Isaac Peterson, Willoughby Peterson, Lee George and Lester Davis.

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