Ronald F. Peck graduated from Carey High School in 1942. He joined the Navy after high school where he was a sonar operator. He attended the University of Idaho and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education, with minors in US History and as a Media Specialist. He began teaching in 1950 traveling between Carey and Hailey Schools teaching K-12 band, choir, history, until 1952 when he went on an LDS teaching mission to the Tongan Islands, where he taught at the Liahona School from 1952 – 1955 teaching Band, Choir and Reading. He then returned and finished his teaching career at Carey School from 1955 to 1985 teaching 1st – 12th band and choir, History and working in the library.
Mr. Peck was active in the National Music Association, the president of Phi Mu Sinfonia at the University of Idaho, and many years as a member of The Idaho Music Educators Association. He has always been actively involved in his community - serving and working community picnics, parades, dances, senior center activities, and more. He enjoys his continued involvement in the church choir and music.
Ronald and his wife Wanda have been married for 51 years and are the parents of seven children, 6 boys and one girl. They currently have 22 grand children and one great grandchild. Ronald and Wanda are great supporters of their children, grandchildren and all Carey Schools events. He continues to ranch and raise beef cattle and enjoys working with wood in his shop during his spare time.