In memory of
Mark L. Peterson
Mark L. Peterson Mark L. Peterson, 59, of Maple Valley, WA passed away recently following a short illness. He was Vice President and a principal owner of Saxton Bradley, Inc. of Kent, WA, a multi-state distribution supply corporation specializing in institutional furniture and specialty millwork. Born in Sidney, MT, he was the son of Lyle and Avis Peterson, both of whom preceded him in death. Mark graduated from Sidney High School, attended Eastern Montana State College, Billings, and Montana State University, Bozeman. He began his career with Sidney Millwork as an installer and estimator working on major projects. After moving to the Seattle area in December 1990, he was a project manager for Ly-Line Products, Inc. of Enumclaw coordinating field installation for major high school and hospital projects. In 1996 he transferred to Old Time Woodworking of Tacoma, and in 1998 he went to Saxton Bradley, Inc. where in 2006 he became an executive and owner. Mark is survived by his wife of 25 years Carla Cummins Peterson, also originally from Sidney, MT and son Dane of Maple Valley, WA, sisters Susan Peterson (Monty Euston) of Bonney Lake, WA and Nancy Knaff (Michael) of Lakeside, MT. Mark was also closely connected to Carla's family, and to his nieces, nephews and many cousins. Mark loved to travel, enjoyed cooking, barbecuing and entertaining family and friends. He was an avid Seahawk fan and enjoyed attending the home games and Super Bowl 49. Mark loved spending time on his mountain property with his family and friends. Mark was an honest, considerate, and generous person, the center of the family and always there to lend a hand. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Defeat GBM Research Collaborative ( www.defeatgbm.com ) which is a branch of the National Brain Tumor Society that supports advanced research about Gliobastoma multiforme Brain Cancer (GBM) to develop prevention, detection and treatment. Or, donate to your local animal shelter or the Humane Society. A memorial service will be held at Yahn & Son Funeral Home, 55 West Valley Highway S., Auburn WA. For further information, call 253-833-8877. Remembrances and Condolences can be made directly at www.yahnandson.com
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