Todd Marshall Peterson, 69, of Etna, California, passed away unexpectedly on December 11, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Peterson and the son of the late Walter C. and Barbara J. (Brinkerhoff) Peterson. Todd was born in San Francisco, grew up in Los Altos Hills, and attended Los Altos High School. He graduated with distinction from Stanford University, and magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. Todd was an elite athlete, excelling in the pole vault. He practiced law in Chico, California for 28 years before moving to Etna in 2002 where he practiced law until his death. He was an avid fly fisherman, rugby player, and a terrible golfer both left and right-handed.