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Trevor Lee Petersen

June 21, 1986 — April 23, 2011

Trevor Lee Petersen, 24, formerly of La Grande, died April 23 due to a car accident. His memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memories at Sunset Event Center, 915 By-Pass Highway in Richland, Wash. A reception will follow at the same location to celebrate Trevor's life. Those who knew Trevor can share memories at

Trevor was born June 21, 1986, in Richland. He lived in the Tri-Cities area until the family returned to Oregon. He spent some of his early childhood years in La Grande. He returned to Richland with his family when he was in fifth grade. During his middle school and high school years, Trevor was active in sports and participated in football, basketball and track. During the summer months, he loved to race BMX and attend sports camps.

He graduated from Kamiakin High School in 2005. Trevor then attended Columbia Basin College and graduated from the welding technology program in 2010. He was working as a welder in Grandview at the time of his death and was going to start a new job in a Pasco fabrication shop in a week. Those who knew him say he was excited about this latest opportunity and was at one of the highest points in his life.

Trevor's love of the outdoors was known to all who spent time with him. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

Don Curry, Columbia Basin College welding instructor, and his students donated their time in the preparation of Trevor's urn.

Survivors include his parents, Catherine Petersen of Richland and Danny Petersen of Cove; brother and best friend, Cameron Petersen of Odessa, Texas; fiance, Tarah Bowers of West Richland; and his 1-year-old son, Jack Petersen.

He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Richard and Marlene Watkins of Burns; paternal grandparent, Paul Petersen of La Grande; three aunts and two uncles; stepmother, Patricia Zennie; and numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the HAPO branch account set up for his son, Jack.


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