Elden J. Peterson|
1919 ~ 2014
Elden J. Peterson, our beloved and dearest Dad, Papa and Great-Papa, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 22, 1919 to Andrew Lysander and Lettie Phipps Peterson in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He is survived. by his three sons and two daughters, E. Eugene (Lucy), Kenyon (Linda), Marilyn (Jeffrey Perkins), Elizabeth (Russell Springer), and Eric (Julie), twenty-nine grandchildren and forty-five great grandchildren.
He served an LDS mission in California from 1940-1942, and honorably served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Alice Crowley in the Manti Temple in 1944, and they were married for seventy one years. Together, they served a mission in North Carolina.
He was a career Scouter for thirty-three years in California and Utah, and was Scout Executive for the Lake Bonneville Council and The Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He served as the Bishop of the Bountiful 19th Ward, was a temple ordinance worker, and Assistant to the President of the Salt Lake Temple. Besides loving to be around his family, he loved going to the temple, especially with his grandchildren. He was eager to assist in any manner, and was the first to volunteer for any assignment! His life was spent in service to others.
Papa lived an honorable and exemplary life--and truly manifested ideals of the Boy Scout Law. All who knew him, know what a kind, sweet, spiritual and humble man he was. He will be deeply missed!
A viewing will be held Thursday evening, May 29, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Broomhead Funeral Home, 2200 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah. Another viewing will be held Friday, May 30, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m at the LDS chapel, 14400 South Redwood Road, Bluffdale, Utah. Funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m.
Published in Deseret News on May 28, 2014