Peter "Pete" Eastman died at Horizons Care Center in Eckert April 4, 2019. He was 71.
A celebration of his life will be held at Pleasure Park at the forks of the North Fork and Gunnison rivers at noon Saturday, June 8.
Mr. Eastman was born on Sept. 2, 1947, to Edwina (Ellis) and Benjamin Eastman in northern California. He spent his early childhood years there and moved to Hotchkiss when he was 11. He graduated from Hotchkiss High School and Mesa State. He lived in the Hotchkiss area for 60 years.
He enjoyed fly fishing, skiing, his work as a ski instructor at Powderhorn and Telluride, river rafting and fine chocolate making. He assisted his father, Ben Eastman, and eventually managed and ran the Eastman orchards on Rogers Mesa.
Mr. Eastman is survived by his brothers, Ben (Lori) Eastman of Denver, and Gary (Kathy Reid) Eastman of Fort Collins; and extended family.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.