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Peter Allen McGuire, 66, a resident of Corral, Idaho passed away, January 14th 2024, peacefully at home with family by his side. Pete was born on December 17th, 1957 in Fort Bragg, California, the son of James and Barbara McGuire.
Pete had many qualities that were admirable and made him the man that we all loved so much. Honesty, Loyalty, and Commitment just to name a few; however, his most wonderful quality was his deep love and dedication to family. His family was always on the top of his list. Pete will be remembered for his heartfelt smile and his warm never-ending hugs. Peter never met a friend who didn’t soon become family. He was always there to support his children in their activities. Whether it was football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, rodeo, 4-H and many other events, you would almost always see Pete’s face in the crowd, there to offer advice and encouragement.
Pete’s early childhood would bring him into a family that would nurture his unconditional love. Born the seventh of nine children to Jim and Barbara, he was never without a friend. Bald Hill was his original home and he spent his childhood helping with the sheep ranch and learning from his older brothers and sisters and teaching the youngsters the lessons of ranch life. His schooling would begin in the Fort Bragg Unified School District from kindergarten until graduation from Fort Bragg High School in the spring of 1976. During his schooling Peter enjoyed playing sports and was a star athlete. He was a competitive basketball and football player, playing as much as possible throughout his school years. Peter became an Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America. He had the privilege of studying abroad and touring Europe during the summer between his sophomore and junior years of high school. This AIFS tour group was one of the first groups allowed into Russia after the Iron Curtain fell. After high school he attended the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California for enough time to realize it wasn’t for him. During this time Pete married Mary Jo Enochs, and along came Angie, Jason, and Eric. He began logging the majestic redwoods along the Mendocino Coast continuing to make lifelong friends along the way. Peter was drawn to the woods, building and clearing roads, landings, and layouts for Eastman Logging and Roach Brothers Logging from 1978 until 1997.
In 1998 Peter married Lynn, joining two families into one, making the perfect mix of excitement and chaos. This was no easy feat, as the oldest and youngest daughters were separated by 17 years with three boys in the middle. In the spring of 1998, Peter and Lynn embarked on a new adventure, leaving the familiar west coast of California to start a new life on the Camas Prairie in Idaho. Peter’s first adventures here brought him to a cattle ranch owned by Lynn’s parents, Leonard and Celia Brown. Along with Lynn and little Adriane in tow, they would spend months in the majestic Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho tending to the 200+ head of mother cows. He loved this work and it was really never a job to him. After this endeavor came to an end, he began working for the Idaho State Transportation Department in Fairfield. Pete was a master operator; he competed in the Statewide Equipment Roadeo, placing 1st in 2008 and 2010. This accomplishment landed him a ticket to the national competition where he placed in the top 1/3 of the nation each time. Pete had a passion for tending to the soil; he loved to garden. His pride and joy were his beautiful onions, which he loved to share with friends and family. Later employment would find him working for Camas County Road & Bridge where he continued to work until his life would take a turn and he would retire in October of 2022.
Peter fought a courageous battle after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the summer of 2022. He never gave up hope that tomorrow would be a better day. Pete’s positivity with each passing day should be encouragement for all who knew him and called him friend. May we all take a memory of him and strive to be better because of him. Our family truly appreciates your love, support, and prayers.
Pete is survived by: his wife - Lynn McGuire of Corral; mother - Barbara McGuire of Fort Bragg, California; and father and mother-in-law - Leonard and Celia Brown of Corral; three sons - Jason McGuire of Dulzura, California, Eric McGuire and son - Fisher of Corral, and Richie Dukes of Roseworth, Idaho; two daughters - Abbigayle, husband Chad, and son - Rocket Lukkasson of Hailey; and Adriane and husband Tony Gonsales of Corral; three brothers - Jeff (Keenan) McGuire of Sun City, Arizona, Michael (Yvette) McGuire of Fort Bragg, California, and Thomas (Maria) McGuire of Paso Robles, California; and five sisters - Ann (Richard) Lim, Kathy McGuire, Joanie (Mark) Ellis, Wendy (Jim) Ponts, and Monica (Tony) Lima of Fort Bragg, California.
Peter is preceded in death by: his father - James Ivan McGuire, niece - Angie Koski, and brother-in-law - Bruce Martin.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on February 3, 2024 at the Camas County High School Gymnasium in Fairfield, Idaho. Peter will be buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Fairfield after the thaw.
Funeral services are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
In lieu of flowers,
please consider making a donation
in Peter's name to the
American Cancer Society.