Our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather Jack Peterson of Bountiful, 91, died on June 15, 2013 in Salt Lake City of complications incident to age.
Jack was born Oct. 25, 1921 to John Harry Peterson, Sr. and Estella F. Clayton in Idaho Falls, Idaho, one of four children and the only son. At the age of five his parents moved to Missoula, Montana, where he graduated from high school and met his sweetheart, Olive May Chaffin, whom he married July 3, 1943. Jack joined the Army
Air Corps during WWII
and was trained as a fighter pilot serving in Europe flying P-38's and P-47's. He was recalled into the Air Force during the Korean War
and made a decision to remain in the military retiring as a Lt. Col. after 33 years of service.
Jack was a generous man and a friend to all. Those who knew him, loved him and enjoyed his wit and good nature. He served faithfully in many church callings, and with his wife, Olive, completed two missions, one to Papua New Guinea and one to Australia.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters and is survived by his wife, Olive, son Jack (Suzee) of Naperville, IL, and daughter Janet Schwebach of Kaysville, 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Tuesday evening, June 18, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main St., Bountiful. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Mueller Park 1st Ward Chapel, 1825 S. 850 E., Bountiful with a viewing from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com