Fred was born on January 10, 1937 in Denver, Colorado to William “Clyde” and Helen Peterson and was the oldest of three siblings. He was happily married to Mary Ann Finnegan on February 11, 1961. Fred attended Regis High School and Brighton High School, graduating from the latter in 1955. He was a Korean War Veteran serving this country in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Fred spent his post-Army life in Brighton Colorado working in the family Purina feed store as well as the farm in Hudson, Colorado. Later on, he was employed by Western Airlines in Denver for 20 years followed by 10 years with Delta Airlines in Denver and Salt Lake City. Fred retired from Delta in 1996 after 30 years of airline service. Fred, Mary Ann and their two sons, Chris and Dave, spent a great deal of their time together taking advantage of travel opportunities, sharing an incredible love for the outdoors and adventures of seeking new places to explore. After retirement, they continued to travel via road, air and sea with family and friends across the country, Hawaii, Alaska, and into Mexico. His number one passion for locations remained the beautiful Colorado Rockies. Fred loved to golf, sail, snow and water ski, hunt, attend Rockies baseball games, watch the Broncos, and building things in his shop. He was a devoted member of the Brighton Elks having served in many leadership positions, most notably being the lodge chaplain for 12 years. He was also a 3rd degree Knights of Columbus in Brighton for over 59 years. He spent his entire life as a devout Catholic at St Augustine Catholic Church in Brighton serving in numerous areas such as server and usher. Fred is survived by his wife Mary Ann: sons Chris (Peggy) and Dave; brothers Jim (Candy) and Rick (Merry); grandsons Ben (Sara) and Preston; granddaughters Carissa and Peyton. He is preceded in death by both parents.
In lieu of flowers the family ask to make donations in Frederick's name to Denver Hospice 501 S. Cherry St., Suite 700, Denver Colorado 80246.
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