Ross K. Peck, 85, passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at the Twin Falls Care Center surrounded by his loving family.
He was born March 7, 1925, in Carey, Idaho. He was the sixth of nine children born to Justin R. and Anna Peck. He was raised in Fish Creek and graduated from Carey High School. He was a medic in the Army during World War II. He was a successful farmer and dairyman.
On Jan. 20, 1948, he married his sweetheart, Berdina Johnson, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. To this union were born three children—Scott, Robb and Candy.
Ross was a lifelong member of the LDS Church and held many positions. He was lead rider in the Carey Riding Club, a trustee of the Blaine County School District and a director in the Little Wood River Irrigation District.
In October 1978 his wife, Berdina, died, and in 1984, his oldest son, Scott, daughter-in-law Jan and baby daughter were killed in an auto accident.
In February 1979 Ross married Mabel Petterson in Carey. They continued to live there on the farm until 1984 when they retired to Twin Falls. After moving to Twin Falls, Ross took up oil painting and woodworking. He did beautiful work and was always a perfectionist in everything he did. He and Mabel enjoyed many years RVing, camping and fishing with friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Berdina, in 1978; son Scott, daughter-in-law Jan and their baby granddaughter in 1984; sisters Maretta and Bernice, and brothers Leon and Max.
He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Mabel; children, Robb (Kathi) of Carey, Candy of Ogden, Utah, and Larry Severson of Lewiston, Idaho; his 38 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren; five stepchildren, Brent (Cara) Petterson of Burley, Karen (Mike) Weatherwax of Twin Falls, Tink (Dyan) Petterson, Tim (Becky) Petterson of Jerome, Dawn Makin of Buhl; brothers Alma, Louis (Judy) of Twin Falls and Ronald (Wanda) and sister Erma (Bob) Adamson of Carey.
Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Carey LDS Church. Interment will follow at the Carey Cemetery. There will be visitation at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. before the services. Arrangement is under direction of Wood River Chapel, and friends are invited to leave condolences and share memories at www.woodriverchapel.com.