JAMES MADISON PEERSON JR. | SteamboatToday.com



James Madison Peerson Jr., 70, of Homestead, Fla., passed away Oct. 5, 2001, peacefully in his home as a result of heart failure.

He was a longtime resident of Tavernier, Fla., and also of Steamboat Springs.

He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was a fighter pilot and served two tours in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death in July of this year by his loving wife of 45 years, Helen Taylor Peerson.

He is survived by his four daughters, Eve Peerson of Key Largo, Kim Bouchard of Tavernier, Kellie Vernon of Steamboat Springs, and Jamie Niedbalski and husband Jack of Tavernier; a sister, Peggy Woosley and husband Tom of LaGrange, Ga.; grandchildren Michael Carraway, Jessica Vernon, David Vernon, Kevin Bouchard and Jake and Kellee Niedbalski.

He was born March 27, 1931, in Florence, Ala., to the late James Madison Peerson III and the late Eula Smith Peerson. He is respected and cherished and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Cremation arrangements were made by Branam Funeral Home.

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