SACATON — Paul Peter, 80, died peacefully at home in Sacaton on Feb. 9, 2021, after a long battle with cancer.
Mr. Peter was born on Aug, 31, 1940, to Steven and Katherine Joseph Peter in Fort Yukon, Alaska. He went to school in Alaska, then to Haskell Indian College (now University) in Lawrence, Kansas. He then went to school in Dallas to become an electrician. He worked for the mine in Ajo for some years. Then he worked for San Carlos Irrigation Project in Coolidge for 30-plus years as an electrician.
He enjoyed eating out at Golden Corral and his favorite restaurant was China King. He also enjoyed going to the casinos and watching football and basketball. His favorite teams were the Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns. He also liked dancing to his Alaskan music.
He is survived by Janet Manuel Peter, his wife of 55 years; two sons and a daughter, Edwin “Sonny” Peter, Karen Peter and Brandon Peter; eight siblings, Adeline Raboff, Kathy Peter, Bessie Williams, Hannah Flaherty, Jean Proctor, Steve Peter, Walter Peter and Webster McKee of Alaska; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Jaime Chico, and a granddaughter, Kaitlin Paula Chico.