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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Eric (Ricky) Douglas Peter lost his courageous battle with a very aggressive cancer on Dec. 17, 2011, but won victory in Jesus!

Eric was born Oct. 14, 1973 (along with his twin sister, Rebecca), to Shirley and Jerry Peter. Eric grew up in Laurel, graduated from Laurel High School in 1992. Eric won a statewide math competition, thus earning a scholarship to attend DeVry Institute in Phoenix. He attended Devry Institute in 1993. Eric worked for American Express, who then sold to IBM. At the time of his death, he was working for American Express. Eric loved what he did, and it all came very easy for him.

Eric is survived by Jennifer Barnhill Peter, soul mate of 16 years; and a special son, Jack, 5-1/2 years old, Glendale, Ariz. He is also survived by his parents; his twin sister, Rebecca; and a brother, Chris, of Laurel and his brother, Brian, and his family of Billings.

Preceding Eric in death were his grandparents, George and Sarah Behm; and Aunt Rosie Reil, all of Laurel, and Robert and Joan Peter of Park City. 

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