Max Eugene Peterson

June 5, 1931 - May 22, 2019

Max Eugene Peterson of Richardson, Texas passed away on May 22, 2019 at the age of 87. He was born on June 5, 1931 to Wilbur and Violet (Russell) Peterson in Ottawa, Kansas. On April 12, 1958, he married Jania Scribner in Wichita, Kansas and last year they celebrated 60 years of marriage. Max honorably served his country in the United States Navy and was stationed on the USS Princeton Aircraft Carrier where he developed a passion for airplanes. Max was very proud of being an alumnus of Colorado University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and then received a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  After college, he worked at Boeing for 40 years before retiring.

Max is survived by his daughter, Julie Gray Peterson of Allen, Texas; son, Mark Allen Peterson of Maui, Hawaii; granddaughters, Nikki Gray and Jaimie Gray Persons and husband, Kevin; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jania Peterson; parents, Wilbur and Violet Peterson; and sister, Virginia.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 7, 2019 at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.

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Mark and Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a lovely man. I especially liked his sense of humor. I remember him fondly. Debbie St.Clair DeBruin, May 25, 2019