Larry A Peterson

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.

8 Responses to “Larry A Peterson”

  1. Desiree' Sigler says:

    May the hearer of prayer continue to comfort your family.Sharing your good memories will also be a comfort and a strengthening aid,providing nourishment for the soul.Each day will get easier as you lean on those close to you. We hope that the many cards, hugs, kind words, and loving prayers sustain your family and grant you peace.

  2. Wayne Winterton says:

    It was always a joy to share website responsibilities with Larry. Always the gentleman and a pleasant person to be around, Larry had as warm and thoughtful a personality as anyone I’ve known, and I’ve been around for a long time. I will miss him as will the many others in the Public Lands Foundation that knew him, his character, and his spirit.

  3. Brianna Stanfield says:

    Dear Peterson Family,

    I am grateful to have been a friend of Brother & Sister Peterson. I appreciated Brother Peterson’s cheerful attitude and kind words. I felt like Brother and Sister Peterson were good at connecting with the youth. My bother Sam and I enjoyed visiting with them. A husband and wife always seem to have a way of lifting one another up. Sister Peterson I hope you continue to feel loving support that you need from your family and dear sisters in the relief. I wish our family could attend the funeral service and enjoy memories of Brother Peterson.

    With Love,
    Brianna Holley Stanfield

  4. Sister Vicki Haws says:

    Elder Larry Peterson served with our LDSTech Church Service Missionary Community. It was just a joy we he came to the Riverton Church Office Building. Always bringing his cheerful personality. I am also a Fillmore girl, and we had many great talks about the area. He attended the same ward as my sister and brother-in-law. Last time he was here I got a big hug from him. He fullfilled his Church Service Mission with great zest. He has been released with honor and love to serve in a higher place.

    His fellows Church Service Missionaries with the LDSTech Community.

  5. To us Larry should still be a teen-age boy. Has been many years, but we still remember the Peterson family in Muskogee, OK. Love and condolences to any who remember us. We remember Larrty well. At the time he was the only Aronic Priesthood we had here!!

    Bud and Dorothy Boyd

  6. tom zumbro says:

    We wish to express our condolences in the loss of Larry. He will be greatly missed and was a good man and class mate in Muskogee.
    Tom & Wanda Zumbro

  7. J Rockwell-Markham says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. God be with you til you meet again.

  8. Kristy Jones says:

    For those of you who do not know me, my name is Kristy Jones. I was born Kristy Hegarty to Dan and Mary Jean Hegarty, some very good friends of Larry and Carol’s. I remember as a child Larry and Carol would visit us and we always got so excited that The Donut Man was coming to visit us. That’s what we called Larry as children. Larry was constantly witnessing to my dad about the gospel of the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It never really meant much to me as a child, but as I grew up I met a man who used to be a part of the Mormon church and later on ended up marrying him. Because of Larry and Carol’s testimony to my dad and some others faithfulness, my husband Charles and I have since started going to Sacrament every Sunday. He has renewed his faith and I am ready to be baptized on the 23rd, yes Joseph Smith’s birthday. I wanted to Bear my testimony on here that I believe that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that the Book of Mormon is truth and I was wondering if anybody would be able to help me get a hold of Carol Peterson, because I would like her to know what a huge impact her husband had on my family and my own faith.