March 10, 1926 – October 9, 2020
Rhea Allen Petersen, our sweet, kind, loving mother passed away at the age of 94 at home due to cause’s incident to age.
Rhea was born on March 10, 1926 in Price Utah, the third of four children, to Earl LeRoy Allen and Hazel Vera Winn Allen. She lived most of her life in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rhea married George Howard Vincent Jr. in 1949. He passed away in 1959. She married Don E. Petersen in 1965. He passed away in 1995. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many callings. Most recently, she devoted two days a week, as a hostess at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and previously in the Church Office building. She enjoyed serving for 30 years, and made many dear friends through the years.
Rhea lightened the load of many throughout her life in service to her family, friends and community. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook. Her encouraging words, happy disposition and her simple acts of kindness will be deeply missed by all. Her example will forever encourage us to reach out to others and to be kind to everyone. The focus of Rhea’s life, to the very end, was her family…We will all miss her so very much!
Rhea is survived by her children: Edward A. Vincent (Julia – deceased), Susan Campbell (Scott), Craig H. Vincent, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.
Due to current pandemic conditions, funeral services will be held privately.
- Edward A. Vincent (Julia deceased), Son
- Susan Campbell (Scott), Daughter
- Craig H. Vincent, Son
- Rhea is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson as well as many other family members and friends who will cherish her memory.
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October 17, 2020
We add our prayers with yours for your sweet mother. She was held in very high regard by me. She was so kind and compassionate. We had several good visits over the years and I learned to love her very much. May God be with you at this time and forever.