Hyram Walker Peters


Our dad, grandpa, husband, brother, and uncle, Hyram Peters passed away at Northeast Montana Health Services in Wolf Point, Mont., on Friday, June 21, 2019.

At Hyram's request, cremation has taken place, no services are planned.

Hyram Walker Peters was born on July 14, 1939, in Glasgow, Mont., to Hyram and Maude (Walker) Peters. He went to elementary school in Nashua, Mont., as well as Glasgow Junior and Senior, graduating in 1958. Dad was voted "Most Mischievous" of his class and had the second highest IQ at Glasgow High School. During high school, he worked at The Glasgow Courier.

Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. National Guard and was honorarily discharged because he was the only son of a farmer. He worked at Frontier Airlines at the Wolf Point Airport and was co-owner of Sherman Motor Inn. At this time, he met his future wife and daughter.

He married the love of his life, Cecelia Garfield, in 1971. Together, they farmed south of Wolf Point, had Walker's Home For the Elderly in Billings, Mont., before retiring and returning to Wolf Point.

He is preceded in death by his youngest son, Edward Alan Peters (April 8, 2019); his parents, Hyram and Maude Peters; in-laws Daniel and Agnes Garfield; one sister, Barbara Peters; and five brothers-in-law, Clifford Stannebein, Daniel Garfield, Douglas Garfield, Randy Nordwick and Maurice Lambert.

Hyram is survived by his wife, Cecelia; one daughter, Terri (Mike) Schlicht, of Spokane, Wash .; two sons, J. Daniel Peters and Jonnie Walker Peters, of Billings; 13 grandchildren, Walker (Ben) Blythe-Meyer, Raelynn (Rory) Noel, Josh and Caite Schlicht, Kaine, Gage, Jaeger, Jace, Evan, E'Lan, Bella and Little Eddie Peters, Emi (Matthew) Rodewald; two great-granddaughters; and two sisters, Jacque Stannebein, of Billings, and Beverly (Jack) Hasty, of Big Fork, Mont. He is also survived by the entire Garfield and Peters family.

Dad would always say, "I am just a simple man." He was a stranger to no one and always had stories to share. It is up to us to continue with his stories and his unconditional love. I find it funny, that he was an only son with three sisters, who ended up with one daughter, three sons and seven grandsons.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the family home in Wolf Point, Mont. 

The family would like to thank the staff of NEMHS, Father Martin and Dr. "Z" for their wonderful end of life care for Dad and their compassion bestowed upon us.


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