Leslie W. Peterson, 88, from Pueblo, Colo. passed away peacefully on Jan. 15, 2015, in Glenns Ferry, Idaho of natural causes. Leslie 'Les' was born July 10, 1926, at home on the Apishapa small family farm in Fowler, Colo., the son of Agnes Sara and Charles Peterson. He was one of six children: (Ione, Harold 'Pete', Eleanor, Geneva and Fred). He attended school into his sophomore year at Fowler High School in Fowler. Les began working at the Fowler Creamery after quitting high school. In 1944, Les married Betty Darlene Hill and they moved to Rye, Colo. where he worked with his brother 'Pete' at the Rye Creamery for several years prior to assuming a lumber yard foreman position at Building Materials Center (BMC) in Pueblo for 15 years, retiring in 1971. In 1966, Les and Betty divorced and later he married Catherine Latino on Oct. 8, 1967, in Pueblo where he resided until Jan. 1, 2009. Les and Catherine enjoyed their time together traveling, gardening/canning and cooking. He was preceded in death by Catherine much too early due to cancer (July 8, 1991), his parents and five siblings. Les is survived by his daughter, Leslyn (Stan) Phelps of Glenns Ferry, Idaho and their children, Shan, Shawn (Kim) and Stacy (Stephen Liver) Phelps; daughter, Lynda Humphrey of Rye, Colo. and her children, Brian (Kim) Stallberg and Troy Humphrey; and six great-grandchildren, Josie, Dayton, Hayden, and Alysse Phelps and Sienna Liver and Chelsea Stallberg. Les took great pride in knowing he held the 'pole vault' record for a few years at Fowler High School, obtained his GED on Jan. 3, 1978, at the age of 52, his extreme skill in fly tying and his favorite hobby trout fishing. Les was very talented at woodworking and also spent a great deal of time remodeling four homes over the years. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Rye Methodist Church in Rye. Interment, Brookside Cemetery in Rye. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My husband and I spent many happy times with Les and Catherine when we
    lived in Pueblo. Catherine (Kay) was my Godmother and she and Les made a
    very beautiful couple. We send our deepest sympathy to the family.
    Carolyn and Bob Tollefson

  2. We extend our condolences to the family of Leslie Peterson. Gerald was there when Les set the pole vault record at Fowler High School.
    Les worked for my dad in 1944
    Harold and Agnes both worked at the Fowler Creamery Co. Les gave me my first Pair of Ice skates and I learned to skate on the Peterson Pond.
    I had the honor of fishing with Les when I was a teen ager, I always thought a lot of Les he was a true friend. My wife & I managed the Fowler Creamery Co. Changing it to Jensens Blue Ribbon Processing. Which is now managed by our son Jerry and his wife Bonnie Jensen. We would love to hear from the family. 719-263-5223,
    We would of liked to have been there for you but due to the bad weather and our age we are not able to attend.
    Prayers and Blessing are with you all.Sincerely Gerald and Betty Jensen

  3. Leslyn and Stan,
    I will not be able to attend the services on Friday, I know this is a difficult time for you. Please know you are in my thoughts.

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