Ralph, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great “poopa,” passed away peacefully at his home in Basin, Wyo., on Friday evening, January 20, 2012. He was the best husband in the whole wide world to his wife, Sandy, for 39 years. Ralph retired from FMC in Green River, Wyo., in 1985 after 13 years of service. Ralph was a hard worker his entire life. He had a natural talent for fixing things. He loved to travel and he enjoyed fishing trips with his family and having a garden. He was still an old farmer at heart.
Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, Murray E. Peden Sr. and Louise (Galbraith) Peden; two brothers, Murray E. Peden Jr. and William Paul Peden; two sisters, Emily Cecilia Devitt and Elizabeth Waters; his first wife and mother of his five children, Dorothy Schoen Peden, and their oldest son, Ralph F. Peden Jr.
Ralph is survived by his wife Sandra Charlene Peden; son Gary Peden of Lyman, Wyo., daughters Sally Peden, Kathy (John) Anderson and Cindy Young, all of Pennsylvania; two wonderful grandsons, Jason (Michelle) Peden of Lyman, Wyo., and Terry (Brandy) Peden of Big Piney, Wyo.; three beautiful and special granddaughters, Chrissy (Brian) Sprinkle of Marion, Ohio, Sheila Adamson of Cameron, Wis., and Amber (Jake) DeHart of Pennsylvania; and his youngest brother, Ernie Peden of Pennsylvania. Ralph and Sandy were blessed with 11 great-grandchildren and are survived by Clayton and Nicole Peden, Taylor and Kensey Sprinkle, Tristin, Garrett, Trigger and Gage Peden, Evan Richards, Hannah Adamson and Jake DeHart.
Cremation has taken place and at this time no date has been set for a memorial service.
Remember that wonderful sense of humor and the laughter it created.
Memorials will be received in Ralph’s name at the Bank of Greybull, 601 Greybull Avenue, Greybull, WY 82426. Proceeds will go to the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale Campus, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 for Parkinson’s Disease research.
Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc., is in charge of arrangements.