Sam Brady said his brother Charles Stanley "Stan" Peters was always driven.
When he was young, he sold chickens to the butcher shop across the street from the Capitol.
Peters worked at the local Standard Oil service station as a teen, and the job helped him keep up his 1932 Ford Roadster. He liked hot cars when he was young, Brady said. In a later enterprising move, he started home delivery service of milk in Carson City in the late 1950s with Stan's Windmill Dairy.
"He was a real go-getter" Brady said. "When he put his mind to something it got done. And he didn't stop until it was done."
Peters, 77, died Tuesday at his home. He was a third generation Carson City native and longtime real estate broker.
He was born Dec. 13, 1929, to Leale and Alva Imelli Peters.
He served in the Nevada Army Reserves, retiring as a full colonel from the adjutant general's office in Carson City after 33 years. He graduated from the Industrial War College in Virginia.
He also served for 10 years on the Carson City School Board, five years on the Planning Commission, and was a volunteer firefighter with the Warren Engine Co. for 17 years.
Peters was a broker and salesman with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Carson City during recent years. He started in real estate in 1978, after retiring from the military. His focus was on residential properties.
"He was a real proponent of our industry," said Bret Duster, broker-manager at RE/MAX.
Duster highlighted Peters' efforts to lobby government officials by making sure the local Political Survivor Fund was flush.
Peters was past president of the former Carson Douglas Lyon Tahoe Board of Realtors, from November 1987 to October 1988. He has been recognized as a Realtor of the Year and was the 1996 recipient of the Joe Nolan Award for the Nevada Association of Realtors.
"He fought hard every single year to get people to contribute to that fund" because the efforts are "important to homeowners as well as us in the industry," Duster said.
His survivors include his wife, Barbara; daughter Connie Hines of Arizona; daughter and son-in-law Chris Peters and Milt Fogliani of Carson City; brother and sister-in-law Sam and Kay Brady of Carson City; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Peters had 50 Japanese koi and created an indoor area for them to live. He also enjoyed building things and collected Cyrus Noble decanters, Brady said.
He conducted "a valiant fight with bladder cancer," Barbara said about her husband of 33 years. "I loved him very much. And he was well liked by a lot of people."
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday at FitzHenry's Chapel of Faith, 3945 Fairview Drive. This will be followed with a celebration of life in Peters' memory at the RE/MAX office at Quail Park center, 2310 S. Carson St., Suite 1.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary's Hospice, 18653 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511. Hospice employees came to the Peters' home to take care of him during the last months of his life and did a very good job, Barbara said.
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