July 25, 1946 - November 18, 2021
Donald M Peterson, Jr. was born on July 25, 1946, in Salina, Utah to Donald M Peterson, Sr. and Thora Colby Peterson. Don was the second of three children and the only boy. His siblings include Thera Maughan and Sherian Fleming. He graduated from Granite High School in 1964. He served as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps from 1964 to 1970. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1965 to 1967 in the Melbourne Australia Mission. He married Sandra Kay Hansen on March 15, 1968, in the Salt Lake Temple. They had four boys and 1 girl: Troy Donald Peterson (Teresa), Craig M Peterson (Tamara), Erik Peterson (Jolynn), Becky Ann Peterson, and David Harold Peterson (Alexzandria). His wife Sandra passed away in 1986. He later married Judy Ann Fullmer on August 15, 1997, in the West Jordan Temple and a year later sealed in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. She brought three children into the marriage, Kelli Ann Holt (Christopher), Stephen Layne Standifird (Tresha), and Susan Eileen Otto (Andy). Don loved having the opportunity to serve a mission with his wife, Judy, in the Singapore Malaysia Mission from 2017 to 2019, where they served as MLS missionaries. The mission President and Sister Simmons recently said this “We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Elder Don Peterson. He and Judy loved to serve and loved those with whom they served.” He had many job changes during his life. Early in his career he worked for the University of Utah in grounds and then worked at the Salt Lake Housing Authority as a maintenance supervisor, where he earned his HVAC license. He then moved to Emery County, Utah. While there he ran his own business, Don Peterson Appliance Repair, and worked for United Parcel Service. In 1986, he moved his family to Provo, Utah where he worked as Store Manager of Lube Doc. After leaving Lube Doc he ran his own business, Rollin’ Lube. While still working Rollin’ Lube he started working for the State of Utah National Guard, as an HVAC Engineer. He finally landed his dream job working for Brigham Young University as an HVAC Engineer, where he worked for 12 and a half years and retired in 2012. After retirement he continued to work his personal business, DPA Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC. Don was always a loving, kind person and loved to help other people. Don could often be found helping a neighbor, a stranger, or his children. He loved playing and teasing his children, grandchildren, and anyone else he could. He was never too old to get on the floor and play with his grandkids. Don was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was never shy to express his testimony to others. He lived the Gospel every day. He was a spiritual giant. Don served in many callings throughout his life. He always loved missionary work. He served as a temple worker at both the Provo Temple and Provo City Center Temple for many years and absolutely loved his time in the temple and enjoyed training and helping others to serve in the temple. Don was very patriotic. He was honored to serve in the United State Marine Corps. The world lost a spiritual giant on November 18, 2021, when Don was taken back home after a tragic car accident. We know that he was greeted by many loved ones on the other side. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Donald M Peterson, Sr. and Thora Colby Peterson; sister, Thera Maughan; first wife, Sandra Kay Hansen Peterson; daughter, Becky Ann Peterson; and grandchildren, Jeremy Scott Peterson and Weston Lane Peterson. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday November 24, 2021, at the Sunset 3rd Ward Chapel, 1090 West 1020 South, Provo, Utah. If you cannot attend in person, you can join via zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83516654016 (Passcode: 497649) from a computer or phone. Friends and family may call at Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, from 6-8:00 p.m. or on Wednesday at the chapel one hour prior to services. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. Many thanks to all those who have reached out to family members and shared stories, love and concern. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.
Donald M Peterson, Jr. was born on July 25, 1946, in Salina, Utah to Donald M Peterson, Sr. and Thora Colby Peterson. Don was the second of three children and the only boy. His siblings include Thera Maughan and Sherian Fleming. He graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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