Stan was born Feb. 19, 1947, in Greenville, Pennsylvania. He grew up in western Pennsylvania, where he learned to hunt and fish and began to love wildlife and the outdoors.
Stan had great pride in his family and his country. He served in the Vietnam War as a lieutenant and Green Beret in the United States Army. During the war, he carried a Bible over his heart to help protect him and give him the strength to lead his platoon. He got all of his men out of the war alive.
Inspired by the military doctors that served alongside him, Stan applied for medical school after returning home. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1978.
While in medical school, he came to Wyoming and fell in love with the state. After his graduation, Stan moved to Cody. He worked as a doctor in the emergency room for 27 years at West Park Hospital in Cody. His passion for medicine and helping those around him continued after his retirement. Most recently he was working as a hospitalist in Casper at Mountain View Regional Hospital.
Stan was the entertainer of the family. He told stories, always wanting to make people laugh. Stan had an appreciation for animals, and he enjoyed raising horses and being surrounded by pets.
He was a member of Glad Tidings Church in Powell.
Stan is survived by his mother, Elnora Peters; wife Suzanne Peters; son Michael Peters; two sisters, Priscilla (Bob) Blake and Beverly (Deano) McNeil; brother Spencer (Shirley) Peters; nieces and nephews, and the rest of his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Peters.
A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, Jan. 1, at Ballard Funeral Home, 636 19th Street in Cody, at 3 p.m. with visitation the hour prior. Pastor Mike Walsh will be officiating.
Memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior project would be appreciated by the family.