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Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors

5400 Bell Avenue, Amarillo, TX

OBITUARY

Alfred J Peters

January 17, 1930June 28, 2020

Alfred “Al” Joseph Peters, 90, of Amarillo passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Al will lie in state on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 10am to 5pm at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell St in Amarillo. A private graveside service will be held in the Memorial Park Cemetery of Vega, Texas with Jerry Davey presiding.

Al was born on January 17, 1930 to John and Mary Peters in Rinn, Colorado. At the age of 17, He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served honorably for three years. At the age of 20, he married Genevieve Varga in Denver, Colorado, and together they shared nearly seven decades of marriage.

Al hauled Colorado mountain hay for many years before moving to Texas. He liked to work with wood and made many beautiful items, most of which he gave away. He helped build and remodel basements, garages, and sheds for his family and friends.

He was an active member of the Amarillo Senior Citizens Association, where he was an avid pool player. We was also a member of the Hilltop Senior Citizen Association; as well as member of the Southwest Cowboy Poetry Association.

He is survived by his wife "Genny", children Mike Peters of Plano, TX, Marianne Meyer of Hereford, TX, Maggie Gruhlkey of Adrian, TX, Susan Dale of Lawrence, KS; and his loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of Alfred "Al" Joseph Peters.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • All of Al's loving Grandsons, Honorary Bearer

Services

  • Informal Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Dorothy Sutton

June 30, 2020

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the wonderful life of Alfred Peters. Be with his wife, Genny, and wonderful children. I thank you God, for a wonderful brother-in-law. I loved him dearly. So glad he knew You, Father, and that he's in Your holy presence now.

Love, Dorothy Sutton

Carol Jones Barreau

June 29, 2020

I love my Uncle Al. He used to come to our house on Ingalls St in Edgewater, Co. when he was young and played with us 3 sisters. My mom, Irene, was the oldest . When Grandma Mary passed away at age 42 , I was 5 and Uncle John was 16 and Uncle Al was 18 I think . Aunt Lorene had to be a mother to both brothers. I just talked to Linda Gerstner and she said when Uncle Al got out of the military , he lived with Aunt Lorene and Uncle Floyd . After I graduated from HS, I joined the Army and was stationed at the Presidio of San Francisco. I lost contact with my Uncles and Aunts . I lived in Denver for 7 years , had three daughters, then moved to Wisconsin . Found Genny’s email address and was able to keep in contact with them after they moved to Texas . Uncle Al was the last of the 5 Peters kids. I am so glad I had Genny’s address so I could keep up with her and Uncle Al. I will miss him . I was hoping to come to Texas to see them but this virus really put a damper on our travel! Love ya Uncle Al. Rest in Heaven with our family. Hope we get to see you again someday!!

Mike Peters

June 29, 2020

US Marine

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY