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Troy Rhett Peterson


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Troy Rhett Peterson Obituary
Troy Rhett Peterson, 31, of Spanish Fork, Utah and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away November 26, 2017.
Troy was born September 23, 1986 on the third birthday of his older brother. His father affectionately referred to them as his twins born three years apart. He was the fourth son of Scott Wade Peterson and the late Kathy Ann Peterson. He was known as "The Big Show" by his brothers and friends. Standing 6' 6" he was a gentle giant with a big heart. He was loved by everyone he came into contact with.
He got his quiet personality from his maternal grandfather. He always had a great will to do the right thing. He grew up in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School. He loved to play basketball. His favorite team was the Jazz. He was overjoyed they made the playoffs this year. He worked hard to fulfill the promise to his mother to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. He loved camping, hiking, and the great outdoors. He was always trying to be a fisherman like his grandfather. While he inherited the desire gene, he was still working on the skill.
Troy served a mission for The in Zimbabwe Africa. His ability to always follow the rules and do the right thing was a great blessing to him while he served. He came home safe, inspired, and full of love for Zimbabwe and the people there. He was very excited for the recent announcement of the Harare Zimbabwe, Africa Temple.
He graduated from BYU Idaho with a degree in Political Science. While there he met the love of his life, Ariel Marie Spencer. Being a perfect match for each other, they were married in the Bountiful Temple on June 22, 2012 for time and all eternity. They had two children together a son Carter Rockwell, 3, and daughter Sloane, 3 months.
Always a teacher, Troy served in the church teaching in Young Mens, Sunday School, and was a counselor the stake Sunday School presidency.
He was a skilled craftsman. He was particularly skilled at woodworking and made his wife a log bed as a wedding gift. He also crafted a majority of the furniture for their home. He also had a gift and passion for auto mechanics. In high school won a scholarship for his achievements in auto repair competitions. He loved visiting new temples with his wife, and often made that a highlight of his travel.
Troy is survived by his wife, Ariel; his children, Carter and Sloane; his father, Scott Peterson; brothers, Tyler (Ashley) Peterson of Idaho Falls, Tad (Lacey) Peterson of Blackfoot and Trenton (Jessa) Peterson of Sandy, Utah; father- and mother-in-law, Christopher and Leanne Spencer of Layton, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathy Peterson and his grandparents, Oren "Friday" and Arline Peterson and Darrell and Betty Sorensen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Blackfoot Stake Center on Highland Drive. The family will meet with friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and again on Wednesday at the church for an hour prior to services.
Interment will be in the St. Charles Idaho, Cemetery at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Nov. 29, 2017
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