OBITUARY

Gary Peterson

May 15, 1939February 18, 2014

Gary Darvel Peterson, 74, of Salt Lake City, UT passed away on February 18, 2014 after a long illness. He was born May 15, 1939 in Santaquin, UT to Darvel and Lila Peterson. Gary grew up in Santaquin, Utah and graduated from Payson High School. He married Trudy Boswell (deceased) on February 2, 1962 and together they had three boys, Gregg, Scott and Cash. Married Barbara Darling on May 4, 2003.Gary graduated from High School and enlisted the United States Air Force where he worked as a mechanic. He joined Continental Agency Company and worked as an accountant in the insurance industry for 40 years. Gary enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, golfing, boating/fishing and attending University of Utah athletic events. He was a great husband, father and friend. Gary always supported his boys while growing up; attending not only games, but most practices as well. Many Sundays were spent with the family boating at Utah Lake in the morning and 18 holes of golf at Willow Creek in the afternoon. He was part of the "Sweet Sixteen"; the "Dawn Patrol" at Willow Creek and he enjoyed all of the friendships he established over the years. Gary is survived by his wife Barbara; sons, Scott (Natalie) Peterson and Cash (Carrie) Peterson; daughters Rishelle (Jason) Cordner and Danielle Darling-Moe; five grandchildren, Abigail, Claire, Jessie, Emma and Kaela. He is preceded in death by his first wife Trudy, son Gregg, and parents.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 25th at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary (3401 S. Highland Drive) with a visitation period from 10:30 to 11:15 followed by a brief funeral service. Interment will immediately follow at the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery (500 N. Main Street). Good friends and family are invited to a celebration of Gary's life at Willow Creek Country Club from 5-7 PM that evening. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made on Gary's behalf to The if American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice . Condolences may be shared at www.wasatchlawn.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?n=gary-darvel-peterson&pid=169781722&fhid=11609#sthash.trfhgfd9.dpufArrangements under the direction of Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, Salt Lake City, UT.

Services

  • Burial Tuesday, February 25, 2014
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Annie Nisogi

February 26, 2014

Barbara,Scott,Cache and Families, I send my love and heartfelt sympathy to all of you . It was a privilege to share in many happy and memorable family events at the Petersen Home. I will always remember Gary's gracious hospitality and generosity, which always came with an enthusiastic hug and smile . Gary will be missed by many people who loved him , but his memory will remain in our hearts forever . Annie Nisogi

Alex Nicolaidis

February 25, 2014

Scott, Cash, and Barbara.....I am sorry!!! Gary being a "really good guy" sums it up for me....A great member of Willow Creek and a friend to me. He will be missed!!!

Julie Peterson Nelson

February 25, 2014

Scott & Cash, I will always have wonderful memories of your dad--his welcoming smile and jovial laugh. He was optimistic, loved life and loved his family and friends. May our Savior's love bless you with peace during this difficult time. I know your dad would want you to remember the most magical times you shared together. Go golf 18 holes just for him!

February 25, 2014

DEAR BARBARA, BOB AND I ARE SADDENED TO SEE OF GARY'S PASSING BUT WE KNOW HE IS NOW IN HEAVEN WITH THE LORD. WE VERY MUCH ENJOYED KNOWING HIM. HUGS TO YOU. BOB AND RUTH CLECKLER.

George & Judy King

February 25, 2014

Scott,Cash and Families,

We were so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Great neighbors for years.We love your Mom & Dad and you boys. Our heart and pryers go out to you and your families.

Denise Lawazo

February 25, 2014

Scott & Cash,
I know your dad was exceedingly proud of what fine men you have become. Your steadfast care of him during his illness was a source of great strength and comfort to him. I know he is in heaven with Trudy, happy and at peace.

Linda Ransdell

February 25, 2014

Barbara,Danielle and family, May your good memories and the Lord sustain you all during this time.
Linda Ransdell

February 25, 2014

Gary was always kind cordial and handsome! It was always a pleasure to be around him.. I'm sure he will be missed by all
Barbara D

February 24, 2014

Dear Scott and Cash,
Sincerest condolences to you and your families.
We have fond memories of golfing, bowling, Super Bowl parties, Sun Valley, Scotts Dale and many more.
Love to you and yours,
Connie and Conrad Knowles

Nancy Hawkins

February 24, 2014

Scott and Cash, I am sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that your mother and father are together again forever. I know how much your daily care of Gary during his illness meant to him.