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Wayne Henry Peters

August 9, 1949 ~ April 9, 2018 (age 68)

Wayne Henry Peters, 68, of Roy Washington passed away peacefully on April 9th 2018 surrounded by family and love.  He was born August 9th 1949 in Deshler Nebraska to Ludwig and Norma Peters.  The family moved to Washington where Wayne graduated from Sumner High School and later joined the Naval Air Reserves during the Vietnam War.  In 1986 he married his wife Debra, and for the next 32 years they lived happily ever after.


Wayne retired from Frito Lay after a long career with them.  


Wayne was an accomplished musician playing both the guitar and keyboard with close friends in their band, The Night Owls. He was a great fan of baseball and football, Indiana Jones and working outside in his shop. He was lovingly referred to as "MacGyver" by his family and friends.  Wayne loved taking trips to the dunes with his love, Debbie, and spending time with his family.


Wayne is survived by his mother Norma, his wife Debbie, two daughters Jennifer Main (Ken) and Amy Kangas, and stepson Ernie Hoover. Also survived by grandsons Brandon and Jordan, granddaughters Amanda and Kayla, great grandson Blake, brothers Robert and Tim (Anne), sister Lorrinda, nieces and nephews and in-laws.


He was preceded in death by his father, Ludwig, and sister in law Kathy.

There will be a celebration of his life on Monday April 23rd at the Gig Harbor Haven of Rest at 2 pm.



Heaven gained an angel

the day you slipped away

And although our hearts were breaking

We knew you couldn’t stay


Husband, brother, father, friend

Loving kindness that knew no end

Your wings were ready to help you fly

But we were not ready to say goodbye


We love you so and wish you peace

Even though we’ll surely weep

The memories we shared together

Will stay within our hearts forever


-Amy Kangas-

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