Pete was born Jan. 19, 1951, in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Pete was a licensed surveyor and loved tromping through the woods and fields while measuring the land. He moved to Washington in the late 1970s and continued this line of work until retiring from David Evans and Associates.
Pete attracted many lifelong friends with his amazing and constant positive attitude. Thirty years ago, he attracted a gal named Liz Thompson who would become his devoted and adoring wife. They were married on April 2, 2000, and began an adventure together that took them to many beautiful places. Pete and his wife, Liz, have been coming to the beautiful Methow Valley since 1994 enjoying all the recreation the valley offers. They loved hiking with their golden retrievers and camping in the wilderness together and with friends.
Pete built his Winthrop dream home with Impel Construction and he and Liz retired there in 2020. He then worked for Impel Construction surveying the new Winthrop Library, which provided Pete the feeling of belonging to their new community.
Pete passed away on May 24, 2023, from cancer while receiving stem cell transplant therapy at the Fred Hutch and UW Hospital. The 3 Wishes Project through Fred Hutch made it possible for Pete’s beloved golden retriever, Dusty, to come into his ICU room and join him on his bed and give him goodbye kisses. Pete and his wife, Liz, were surrounded by many friends as Pete’s spirit transitioned.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the 3 Wishes Project at www.uwmedicine.org/patient-resources/3-wishes-project.
A celebration of Pete’s life will be held in the valley at a later date.