07/29/1935 – 04/05/2013
Larry Peterson July 29, 1935 – April 5, 2013. Larry passed away in his home in Fillmore, UT. Larry was born July 29, 1935 to Leonard and Lola Peterson in Muskogee, OK. Larry graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in forestry in 1957. Larry was in the US Army Signal Corps, NJ in 1957-1958. Larry then moved to Utah to work for the US Forest Service and enjoyed working in Fishlake National Forrest. Larry married his wife of 53 years Carol Hatton on December 19, 1959 in the Manti, Utah temple. He was so proud to be the first Smokey the Bear in Fillmore. He has sense collected quite a bit of memorabilia. After his years with the forest service in Utah and Wyoming he worked in OH, MI and CO. Larry and Carol settled in Lakewood, CO for 16 years. He created his own business at retirement named Peterson Consultants, among other things he often traveled as a secret shopper. In 1997 they then retired in Fillmore, Utah. Larry loved working with computers and taking pictures. He spent many hours talking with friends and family and always had a story to tell. Larry was an administrator on many websites for his school website, BLM websites and many others. Recently he has served as a LDS missionary working with the camp properties in Utah.
Larry is survived by his wife Carol Hatton Peterson, son, David (Deanna) Peterson, son Keith Peterson, daughters, Barbara (Joe) Eagle, and Lisa (Craig) Scow, brothers Varr (Mary)Peterson, Leroy (Marilu) and Ken Peterson. Larry is proceeded in death by his parents, brother Don, sister Jean, and grandsons Victor and Tommy. Funeral service Saturday April 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fillmore LDS Stake Center. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Fillmore City Cemetery with military honors.