Della Peterson, 88, of Idaho Falls, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Bonaventure Senior Living Center in Idaho Falls.
Della was born April 15, 1924, in Kaysville, Utah, to Lawrence Wilford Bacon and Sarah Laveta Storer Bacon. She attended school at Eastside and Riverside Elementary and graduated from Idaho Falls High School. Della was a homemaker.
On June 22, 1942, she married Garren in the Salt Lake Temple. Della and Garren had five children. In later life, they wintered in St. George, Utah. Garren passed away Aug. 28, 2005.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a stake dance instructor, in the stake Primary organization and in the ward Primary, and served a mission to St. George.
She sang with the Idaho Falls Choralaires, made jewelry, and enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and traveling the world.
Della is survived by daughters, Janis "Jan" Hill of Idaho Falls, Holly Bateman of Etna, Wyo., and Wendy (M. Roland) Howe of Kirkland, Wash.; sisters, Lois Packer and Ann Blake, both of Idaho Falls, and Elaine (Blaine) Jones of Pocatello; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sons, Randall and Brett; and two sons-in-law, Robert "Bob" Hill and John D. Bateman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. The family will visit with friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Wood Funeral Home prior to the service. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.