Colleen Purser Peterson
Colleen Purser Peterson
November 21, 1929 - February 20, 2021
Colleen Purser Peterson passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021, at home in Riverdale. She was 91 years old.
She was born November 21, 1929, to Elva Seeholzer Purser and Delbert Purser.
She spent her childhood in Logan where she enjoyed many hours playing in the orchards with her best friend Donna.
On November 19, 1945, she married her sweetheart Jesse Haws Peterson of Petersboro. Together they had five daughters. After Jesse's passing in 2004, she remained in their home for 5 years until changes in her mobility made the big yard and house too much, so in 2009 she moved to her daughter's home in Riverdale.
She loved traveling, especially to the Northwest where she and Jess had been many times and later, she made several trips to see her daughter and grandchildren in Tampa.
There are many wonderful stories about our Mom we would love to share, but she wanted this to be brief and to the point so we will honor her wishes.
She is preceded in death by her husband Jesse, her Mother and Father and brother Jerry. She is survived by her daughters: Coy (Lowell) Lofgreen, Bountiful, Kathy Olsen, Tampa, Susan Peterson, Salt Lake City, Karen (Mike) Wright, Wellsville and Judy (Randy) Williams of Riverdale. 5 Grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and her best friend of 87 years, Donna Groll, Buckeye, AZ.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kelly Amann, Jana, Jeanie, and Nate, of Ogden Clinic,
The late Dr. James Jones, Utah Imaging,
Korie from Atlas hospice, for your gentle loving care.
And a special thank you to her physical therapist and dear friend, Gus Bolos. There are no words to express our appreciation for all the years you cared for her. You are an incredible human and the knowledge and care you gave, not only increased the years she had on earth but made those final years much less painful. Thank you just is not enough.
Due to COVID-19, there will not be a public service. Per Colleens wishes, there will be a small private service for her immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Colleens name to St. Jude's Hospital, or Shriners Hospital for Children.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband Jesse in the Logan City Cemetery. Services under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home.

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Published by Logan Herald Journal on Feb. 23, 2021.
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Colleen P. Peterson

Colleen was a one of a kind person. I meet colleen back in the late 70's. We had a bond between us that was unbelievable. I meet colleen thru, her daughter Judy. Judy introduced me to her father Jess. We became friends automatically. Colleen was a great and friendly person. I just loved her like she was my mom. In fact she was like my second mom.I started to work for Jess shortly after I meet Jess. Colleen and Judy would bring us lunch. She was a wonderful cook. I did some work for colleen and Jess at their home, and colleen would have coffee and a snack during the time I was there. They tried to pay me for the work that I did, and I always would say no, but I will take a rain check on dinner or lunch.I always looked forward to seeing colleen she made me smile each and every time. Colleen you and Jess are always in my heart forever. Love you both.
Dennis Haislip
March 6, 2021
She was such a sweet lady,,, my condolences to the family.
February 23, 2021
Thank you for letting me be involved in Colleen’s final days. I will always remember her beautiful smile and her sweet laugh! Much love to all of you.
Korie Newby
February 23, 2021
Grandma Colleen was such a special and wonderful person. Her laugh and smile lit up a room and her funny quirky words and ways always made me laugh. I am so grateful for the special memories I was blessed to have with her. The love of a grandparent is invaluable and special and I am forever thankful for the time we shared together.
Michelle Evans
February 23, 2021
Michelle and Eddie Evans
February 23, 2021