October 9, 1951 – June 13, 2019
Sue Leonard Peters 1951-2019
Susan ‘Sue’ Lorraine Leonard Peters, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on June 13, 2019, at the age of 67 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Sue was born in Salt Lake City Utah, to Ruth Peterson Leonard and Gordon A. Leonard on October 9, 1951. Her parents preceded her in death, as did her siblings: Gordon Dennis Leonard, Michael ‘Jon’ Leonard, Kathryn ‘Kay’ Gust, Kimball ‘Kim’ A. Leonard, and Steven Charles Leonard. Sue married her soulmate Alan Peters on May 20, 1994. In addition to her loving husband, Sue is survived by her children Kathryn ‘Kate’ Marie Jenkins, Cory (Beth) Peters and Kami Peters Wingster. She is also survived by her six grandchildren (T.J., Charis, Cody, Kenan, Savannah, Karis), one great-grand baby and her companion pup Lucy. Together with Alan, Sue loved camping, fishing, and hunting. She was a successful gardener and loved sharing the bounty of her garden with family, friends and neighbors; Sue enjoyed quilting, and trips to Wendover. Thanksgiving and Christmas were her favorite holidays - the Christmas tree was often put up even before the Thanksgiving dishes were put away! Sue was a fantastic cook and we will all miss her clam dip for Christmas Eve and Thanksgiving, and everyone loved her clam chowder, noodles, turkey dressing, fudge, divinity, and a host of other dishes.
Sue treasured her family and also loved animals. She shared a love of horses with her dad - they won many ribbons and awards for their riding. Horses continued to hold a special place in her heart throughout her life and she instilled that love in the hearts of her children and grandchildren. When Kate was young, Sue allowed her to raise any animal that could be imagined including goats, chickens, bunnies, hamsters, and ferrets to name a few. Sue had a real way with children; teenagers relied on her to keep their secrets and they trusted her advice. She will be remembered for her kindness, strength, courage, and love.
The family would like to express the sincerest of thanks to the Bristol Hospice staff and to the doctors and staff at Jordan Valley Cancer Center, whom she counted as friends. In lieu of flowers please donate to the cancer charity of your choice.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Sue’s life on Saturday, June 22 from 4 pm - 7 pm at Sue and Alan’s home, 3586 S 3425 W West Valley City, UT 84119. Call (801) 889-9853 for more information.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, June 22, 2019
June 20, 2019
I love you Aunt Snooz!!! You and Aunt Kay were my faves!! I'll never forget all the good times at the horse races and family gatherings.
June 16, 2019
LOVE YOU AUNT SUSAN !!
June 15, 2019
We will miss your sense of humor, your whit, your positive attitude. The camp fires will never be the same without you. We love you and pray for a safe journey as you reunite with family and friends. We pray also for the family and friends that you had to leave behind. Until we can share a camp fire together again you will be in our memories forever. Love always.