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Obituary for Leland Leroy Peterson,

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Leland Leroy Peterson,

April 3, 1927 - March 25, 2012

Leland (Pete) Leroy Peterson, 84, passed away peacefully in his home, Sunday, 25 March 2012, from natural causes. He was born 3 April 1927 to William and Etta (Henrietta) Clark Peterson in West Warren Utah. He married Ruth Wagstaff in the Salt City Temple on 7 November 1951. Lee retired with 39 years of service from Defense Depot Ogden in May 1982. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Lee loved to go camping, hunting, and fishing, and immensely enjoyed teasing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also an avid gardener.Lee is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Carol (Michael) Wheeler, sons Clark (Jeanne) Peterson and Roger Peterson, sisters Norma Davis and Verla Miles, 11 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Howard, Clair, and Kenneth Peterson; son Gary Peterson; daughter Elaine (Nate) Merrill; and one great-granddaughter.Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, at 2:00 p.m. Friends may visit with family on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday 1:00-1:45 p.m. prior to the service also at the Mortuary.Interment will follow at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial ParkOnline condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 30, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, March 30, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, March 30, 2012

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: April 3, 1927
Died: March 25, 2012

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Michael Wheeler posted on 3/30/12

Leland was a role model for me. I respected him and I tried and live my life as he lived his, and hopefully I made him proud that I was his son-in-law whom married his daughter. I'll miss him.Mike


Cherrell Thomas (Hindes) posted on 3/28/12

So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this time.