Peter Louis Welch, resident of Pagosa Springs the last 10 years, passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011.
Peter was born in Birmingham, Mich., on June 24, 1940. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; stepson, Craig Lackey (Gretel); brother, Mark DeVolder (Barbara); sister, Anne Tarleton (Michael); brother-in-law, Rick Fawley (Connie); granddaughters, Brooke and Erika Lackey, and Mikaela Salem; niece, Robin Morrison; and numerous beloved nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Neil Louis Welch; mother, Jean Elizabeth Davis Welch DeVolder; stepfather, Arthur DeVolder; stepson, Michael Lackey and brother, Scott DeVolder. He received his BS in electrical engineering from University of Idaho and a master’s in speech communication from San Jose State. Peter retired from Siemens in California and relocated to Pagosa Springs where he operated Pagosa Computer Networks. The family is holding a private memorial service. Memorials in Peter’s name may be made to the Ruby Sisson Library or the Pagosa Springs Humane Society.