Thursday, March 9, 2017

John Peterson Memorial

As many of you have heard, we lost John Peterson in a climbing accident this past week.
John's wife, Marti, is in our thoughts.

The Petersons purchased Unaweep's Upper Mothers Buttress about ten years ago, and shortly thereafter, local Grand Junction climbers were approached by the Access Fund to form up a climbers' coalition, get our 501(c)3 status, and buy the cliff portion of the property from the Petersons so that we could all enjoy open access to the cliffs in perpetuity.  Thus, the WCCC was born, with the best possible neighbors in the world.

John Peterson Memorial:
The memorial service for John Peterson will be held this Saturday, March 11th at 2pm in the Western State Colorado University Center Ballroom.
There will be a tribute site. Email grhaynes@western.edu for information about how to share your JP stories and photos.
JP wasn't big on flowers, religion, or lots of sentimental stuff. In lieu of flowers, please consider one of these organizations to donate to:
JP was very active with the Access Fund. Memorial to the Access Fund would be deeply appreciated:
https://www.accessfund.org/
Donations to a scholarship fund at the Western State Colorado University Foundation would be deeply appreciated:  Donations may be made in several ways. Checks may be made out to “Western State Foundation” with “John Peterson Memorial” on the memo line, or make a gift online on the secure site via credit card, paypal or echeck at western.edu/give
 and put “John Peterson Memorial” in the comments box.

Rest in Peace, John!

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