Richard Allen Peterson

May 16, 1954 ~ February 27, 2020 (age 65)


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Richard (Rick) Allen Peterson, age 65, died of natural causes on February 27, 2020, in Martinez, California.
Rick is survived by his brother, Roger Peterson (Veronica), of Walnut Grove, California; his brother, Bruce Peterson (Barbara), of Auburn, California; and his nieces and nephews, Jessica, Jacob, Phillip, Erika, Megan, Brady, Monica and Aric. He is preceded in death by his father, Curtis Peterson, and his mother, Dorothy Peterson, both of Carrington, North Dakota; and his sister, Lynne (John) Holmes of Arlington, Virginia.
Rick was born on May 16, 1954 in Jamestown, North Dakota and grew up in Carrington, North Dakota. After graduation from Carrington High School in 1972, he became a long-haul trucker who traveled the country extensively. He lived for two years in Austin, Texas before moving to Martinez, California in the early 1980’s. He made many friends in Martinez, was a bartender in various establishments, and ran for mayor of the city.
Rick had a vibrant personality and was always quick to make a joke or tell a story. He enjoyed politics, science fiction, reading, movies, cooking, but most of all, being in the company of good friends. He will always be remembered as outgoing, gregarious and good-hearted.

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