Phil Peterson

Phil Peterson
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Phil Peterson

Mailing Address:

1617 South Powerline Rd.
Nampa, ID 83686-7282

Phone: 208-724-6649

Spouse: Pam


Liesl (1982)

2014 Reunion News:

I have one daughter, Liesl Peterson Erb, Ph.D., Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Colorado, Boulder, who is teaching biology at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is married to Peter Erb, also a biologist.

After graduation from LHS, I attended the University of Idaho on an NROTC scholarship. I graduated from the university in 1969 with a B.S. (majors in accounting and economics) and immediately -- graduation was in the morning, swearing in in the afternoon -- entered the U.S. Navy as an ensign (the Vietnam war being fairly hot at the time, as you will recall). During my naval career I served aboard USS Parsons (DD-949) as a midshipman with LHS classmate Jim Runsvold; Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas; Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, California; USS Independence (CVA-62) in the Mediterranean; Navy Sup ply Corps School, Athens, Georgia (student); USS Vernon County (LST-1161), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan; Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia (instructor); and USS Camden, (AOE-2), homeported in Bremerton, Washington. I left the Navy as a lieutenant in 1976 and attended law school at the University of Idaho on the G.I. Bill. I graduated and passed the Idaho bar exam in 1979, and joined the law firm I am still with today in Nampa, Idaho, currently known as White, Peterson, Gigray, Rossman and Nichols, P.A. I have been practicing for about 35 years, primarily in taxation, estate planning, probate, business and real estate law.

2009 Reunion News:

Past highlights: I am an attorney in a nine-lawyer firm, White Peterson, Nampa, Idaho; and I specialize in estate planning and tax law; I have been with the firm 30 years. My wife, Pam, a 1964 graduate of Nampa High School and the University of Rochester, New York, is an RN and the school nurse for Skyview High School in Nampa. My daughter, a 2004 honors graduate from Colorado College in biology with a minor in French, is a third-year graduate student in a Ph.D. program in evolutionary biology and ecology at the University of Colorado, Boulder; she is an expert in high-altitude alpine ecology. Over the last 15 years I have visited, hiked, bicycled, run and drunk fair amounts of wine in France, Chile, Argentina, Canada and most of the Western United States; I have cooked and gardened at home; I have watched my daughter grow from a 12-year-old grade schooler, to an oboe player, to a high school volleyball and fast-pitch softball player, to a high school valedictorian, to a National Merit Scholar, to a college student, to a college graduate, to a field research scientist with the Smithsonnian Institution studying mammals in the jungle of Borneo, to a graduate student and, most recently, a bride; I have climbed a couple of Idaho's 12,000+ foot peaks, Hyndman and Borah; and I have run the annual Race to Robie Creek half-marathon over Aldape Summit 11 times. I am a Kiwanian and currently on the board of directors of the Boise Philharmonic Association, Inc. I have enjoyed life, which, I admit, has been good to me.

Future Plans: Continue with the above.

30 Year Reunion 1994

Spouse's Name:
Current residence: Nampa
Occupation: Attorney
Spouse's Occupation:
Family: Liesel 12
Number of grandchildren:
Places lived in the last 10 years: Nampa
Hobbies and other interests: Yachting, cars, etc.
Plans or goals for the next 10 years: Hope to get daughter through college, preferably without becoming a grandparent and make it back for the 2004 LHS class reunion.
Major highlights of the last 10 years:
Other News:

20 Year Reunion 1984

Spouse's Name: Polly
Current residence: Nampa ID
Occupation: Attorney
Spouse's Occupation: Rehabilitation Counselor
Family: Liesl S 2.
1964-69 University of Idaho BS (Bus-Accounting), 1969-70 Navy Supply Corps School Athens GA, student 1970-71, Supply officer USS Vernon Count (LST 1161) Yokosuka Japan, 1971-73 Disbursing Instructor navy Supply Corps School Athens GA, 1974-76 Asst Supply and Cargo officer USS Camden (AOE@) Bremerton WA, 1976-79 Law school UofI JD (became a member of the Idaho Bar 1979), 1979-84 Law firm of White, Ahrens, Peterson and Perry PA Nampa ID (partner 1981) Tax and business law primarily. Married November 29 1969, first child May 2 1982.

10 Year Reunion 1974

Spouse's Name: Polly (Ambrose)
Current residence: Athens GA
Occupation: Supply Corps Officer, US Navy
Spouse's Occupation: Social Worker
Attended UofI form 1964-69 on Navy (NROTC) Scholarship. Graduated "cum laude" with a BS (Bus.); majors in accounting and economics. Attended Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia, graduating in Nov 1969. Married Polly Ambrose of Boise ID. From Dec 1969 to Dec 1971, was Supply and Disbursing Officer USS Vernon County (LST 1161), homeported in Yokosuka Japan. Operated in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, and the Indian Ocean. From Feb 1972 to April 1974, instructor for Navy Supply Corps Officers, Navy Supply Corps School, Athens GA. May 1974 to present, Stores Officer, USS Camden (AOE2), homeported in Bremerton WA.

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