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November 4, 1925 ~ July 4, 2013
Charles (Chick) William Peterson passed away peacefully in his sleep, as a true veteran, on our Independence Day, July 4, 2013 in Sandy, Utah.
Born on Nov 4, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Charles and Elvena (Olsen) Peterson. He is survived by his devoted and lovely wife of 66 years, Mary Jackson Peterson; his three children, Charles (Chick Jr.) Peterson, Robert (Mariana) Peterson and Sherri Peterson Prince (Phil); Ten (10) grandchildren; Kim, Anne, Natalie, Andrew, Adam, Jennie, Zachery, Brookelyn, Wes, & Stuart. Has a total of Twelve (12) great-grandchildren. Proceeded in death by his parents, sister; Bonnie, and daughter-in-law; Peggy Peterson.
Chick graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1943. He joined the
and served in the South Pacific on the aircraft carrier USS ROI / CVE 103 during
World War II
as a flight deck flagman. He had the honor to be present in Tokyo Harbor during the Japanese surrender. He wed Mary Jackson in 1947. Chick and Mary enjoyed dancing and were members of the Salt Lake City High Steppers dance group. Chick always enjoyed rounds of golf at Willow Creek Country Club, where they were members. He always had a very devoted work ethic, serving as a project foreman at Bettilyons Construction Company, where he erected many buildings in the SLC area and Las Vegas, eventually retiring in 1982. Upon retirement Chick and Mary relocated to a more year-round "golf friendly" environment in Missouri City, Texas where he enjoyed countless rounds of golf at Quail Valley Country Club.
Chick lived a blessed & wonderful life, an avid golfer and traveler, hard worker, and a fantastic leader/provider of his family. He's a WWII Veteran in the US Navy, cancer survivor, and had a caring heart. He spent the past four years devoted to taking care of the love of his life, Mary. He was always there for Mom, even when he was in pain and struggling himself. He did a great job right up to the end. God bless you Papa (Dad)!
The family would like to thank Hospice for Utah for their wonderful care and comfort during these difficult times. Special thanks to Allison!
Papa (Dad), know that we all love you and appreciate all you did for your family. Now is your time to rest, so take it easy, enjoy a Johnny Walker Red Label Scotch & water and big fat cigar, and tell Peggy Hi. Maybe throw back a few dozen RC Willey hotdogs and we'll see you soon!
A private family remembrance will be held in Chick's honor. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be given to Hospice for Utah who showed unwavering support.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on July 14, 2013
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"Rest in peace Charles!"
- Pochi Hall
"My thoughts and prayers for the Peterson family. Rest in peace Charles."
- Flor (Pochi) Hall
"I am glad that your final moments were in the comfort of your home and not a hospital.. You taught me..."
- Charles Peterson
"Papa, you hold so many memories in my heart. I am so grateful that we had you so close the past few..."
- Jennie Sorensen
"Our love and thoughts are with you Sheri and all your family."
- Jodi Woodruff
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