David Peters Jr.
David Peters Jr.
David Peters Jr.
David Peters Jr.
David Peters Jr.
David Peters Jr.

Obituary of David Peters Jr.

David “Dave” Peters Jr. who was born on April 18th 1958, in Newport Beach Ca. passed away on Easter Sunday March 31st, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones. Due to

complications of an aortic aneurysm in addition to the genetic condition known as Marfan Syndrome, he peacefully passed in his sleep in the comfort of his own home in Sumner Wa. Dave was only 65 years old.


As a kid, Dave enjoyed many summer days playing with his lifelong neighborhood friends. He developed a love of the beach while playing in the waves at 36th St. in Newport, with his mom and younger brother Blake.

As a 13 year old, he found his first love, surfing, and spent all his free time being in the water in Newport Beach. Often surfing in the early morning even before school started and returned to the water after school was out. In addition to spending time at the beach the family also spent many wonderful weekends, in Salton Sea, riding their Hondas, and spending time with friends,

Daves first job started while in high school, with longtime neighbor Bob Dunn of
Dunn Well Carpet Cleaning, so he could save up for his first car, and a few surfboards. While attending Newport Harbor High School, he ran track and field, the Football coach noticed how fast he was, and wanted him to play, Dave discovered that the football team would make him cut his hair, so he stuck with track and field.

    In June of 1976, Dave met Mary Lou Ridge on the beach, then again a few times at Newport Harbor High, Mary Lou attended Mater Dei High School, in Santa Ana, Ca. but visited Newport Harbor whenever there was a Catholic holiday. This is when the Hawaiian surfer met the haole (non-hawaiian) catholic girl!

Dave and Mary started dating seriously in 1977. Married on April 26,1980. From 1982 on Dave and Mary welcomed their 3 children, Chris, Scott and Lindsay.

Dave started his career early on in Road Construction, and ultimately landed a job with Excel Paving where they offered him a chance to run a skip loader, and easily earned the chance to run a Blade (motor grader). He wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps by owning and operating his own Blade. He went on to be the youngest Blade operator in the business at just 24 years old, he and his wife made the decision to purchase a Motor Grader and go independent, with their company BladeMasters Inc. in 1986.

After many years running heavy equipment on jobs from Long Beach to San
Diego, in 2001 he answered the call to ministry at Cornerstone Community Church, under Senior Pastor Ron Armstrong, where he served in Jr High/High School Ministry and as a Celebrate Recovery Director for many years.

In 2007, Dave’s 21 year old son, Scott tragically took his own life. After taking the time with his family to grieve, Dave and Mary saw a need in the community for a Suicide awareness , they created a non-profit “LoveLife Scott Peters Foundation” and took their message to middle schools and high schools, and colleges all over the inland valley in efforts to help kids understand that depression may not always look like sadness due to the fact that their son was full of life and love with many loyal friendships.

In addition to serving in schools, Dave had a passion for reaching the young adults who may not attend the typical church setting. He started an unconventional church called Juxtapose, held in a local sports bar. Changing the outlook of traditional viewpoints. In the next few years, he continued to find jobs where he felt he could make a difference in the community, spending time as a car salesman, a barista and a taxi driver among other titles. He was intentional about what his purpose was and that was apparent in everything he did in his life.

   When the family moved to Washington state back in 2015, Dave also worked in Ministry @ Calvary Community Church in Sumner under Pastor Ray Armstrong, working as the men’s director as well.

In the last few years Dave was busy enjoying retirement, he spent his time tinkering on his antique tractor and building model cars. He loved being outside, spent the summers driving the family’s Pontoon boat on Lake Tapps, inviting friends and family to go along, spending time in and on the water.

Dave was a devoted husband, father, “Papa”, brother, son and friend. More than anything Dave loved spending time with his family, teaching his grandsons new things and enjoying them fully.

Dave was always there to love, encourage and mentor our kids and their spouses, and grandchildren as well. Often intentionally sharing life lessons with them.

Dave is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Mary, their children Chris (Diane) and their son Elliot, and new baby on the way Sloan, Lindsay (Ryan) and their son Ethan,

He was pre-deceased by his 21 year old son, Scott. He leaves behind his Parents, Dave and Hannah Peters of Newport Beach and his brother Blake, and niece Micayla (Brock). Dave also leaves behind a wonderful family of In-laws and nieces and nephews, too many to name!

He is forever loved and treasured by many, he will be remembered for his strong faith, and love for his family.

Dave will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


Services will be held at Calvary Community Church 11551 Gary Street E. Sumner Washington

On Saturday  June 8th 2024 @ 10 a.m.


There will also be a California ‘Celebration of Life” in Wildomar,Ca.@Cornerstone Community Church on Saturday July 27th @ 11 a.m.

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