Obituary – Peters, Omer Leroy “Pete”

Class of 1945

1945 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Omer L. Peters

– took part in Maroon football and basketball activities, in addition to being a member of the National Honor Society.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Peters, 1220 Grove street, and is 17 years old. He was born at Lovell, Okla., January 23, 1928, and attended grade school at Orlando.

Omer was a student at Neosho, Mo., high school before enrolling at Perry.

He wants to go to college upon completion of his high school work, and is looking forward to a career in engineering.

Omer Leroy “Pete” Peters

January 23, 1928 – July 6, 1999

Omer L. “Pete” Peters passed away at home on Tuesday morning, July 6, 1999.

Pete was born on January 23, 1928 in Orlando, OK. After living in Orlando and Neosho, MO, his parents settled in Perry, OK, where Pete graduated from high school.

After a brief stint in the Army, Pete attended Oklahoma A & M, supplementing his GI Bill with various jobs including teaching accounting in the Business College.

After graduating from Oklahoma A & M with a degree in accounting, Pete began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in Oklahoma City, a career that he enjoyed until his retirement in 1995.

While accounting was his career, his wife Dianna, children and grandchildren were his loves. He was above all else a wise and loving father and grandfather.

Pete also had a great interest in art, both painting and sculpture, devoting many hours as a volunteer docent at the Cowboy Hall of Fame where he made many good friends that shared his passion.

Pete is survived by his loving wife Dianna; children, Dan, Malinda and stepson, Bryan; daughter-in-law, Rachel Mor; son-in-law, Frank Dunleavy; grand children, Hudson, Connor and Colleen; brother, Earl Peters and numerous friends and colleagues.

Services will be held Friday, July, 9, 1999, at 10:00 AM, at Church of the Servant, Oklahoma City, OK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1700 N.E. 63rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111.