Lois Aileen Peterson, 87, of Rigby, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
She was born Feb. 8, 1926, in LaBelle, Idaho, to Lorenzo Edward Matson and Edith Pearl Morgan Matson.
She was raised and attended schools in Mud Lake, LaBelle and Rigby, graduating from Rigby High School. She continued her education at LDS Business College in Salt Lake City.
On June 29, 1949, she married Golden Virgil Peterson in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were blessed with one daughter and four sons.
Lois worked in the St. Anthony Courthouse and Jefferson County Courthouse in the assessor's office. She also worked at Helen Hedelius's Fabric Shop in Rigby, as a rural mail carrier in Lorenzo and for Ricks College in food service and for the housing department.
As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in the Cub Scout program, in the ward and stake Primary organization, in the Young Women's organization, as a temple worker in the Idaho Falls Temple and she and Golden served a full-time mission to Billings, Mont., in 1996.
Lois enjoyed gardening and sewing and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Golden V. Peterson of Rigby; daughter, Sue (Kevin) Walker of Rigby; sons, Doyle (Delene) Peterson of Highland, Utah, Danny (Judy) Peterson of Fruita, Colo., Bryan (Cheryl) Peterson of Provo, Utah, and Boyd (Lauri) Peterson of Firth; sisters, Evelyn Tronier of Salt Lake City and Judy (Bruce) Godfrey of Hyde Park, Utah; brother, Jerry (Barbara) Matson of Meridian, Idaho; 29 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the LaBelle 1st Ward LDS Chapel, 4223 E. 528 North in Rigby. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Annis-Little Butte Cemetery. Services are under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.