Cleo Peterson

Cleo Peterson

Cleo Jean Siewert Peterson, 90, passed away April 28, 2020, in Richfield at her daughter’s home. She was born Sept. 6, 1929, in Bellingham, Washington, to Herbert and Viola Fitzpatrick Siewert. She married Devon C, “Dee” Peterson April 7, 1954, in Alameda, California. He preceded her in death March 18, 2017. She always loved the large Peterson family she married into—they became her family.

Cleo graduated from high school in Oakland, California, at the age of 16. She worked at Christie’s Market (also Doves and Happy Service) as the bookkeeper and at JB’s as a hostess. She also served as treasurer of the ladies auxiliary to the V.F.W. She spent many years volunteering as a pink lady at Sevier Valley Hospital and helping children read at Ashman Elementary. She was the last of a group of friends who went to lunch every week—known as the “Golden Girls.” 

Cleo will be remembered by her distinctive hairstyle — a looped braid on the left, her cute giggle, her strong faith and her sweet demeanor. She had a heart of gold. She loved “Days of Our Lives” and Raiders football games. She loved going for rides in the mountains, looking for deer and doing a little fishing.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Jean (Dan) Hatch, Richfield; grandchildren, Michael Craig Wilbur Jr. and Kimberly Sue (Jesse) Washburn; and great-grandchildren, Kambree Carolyn Washburn and Brogan Devon Washburn.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Donald Siewert.

Private family services were held Monday, May 4, in the Magleby Mortuary chapel, with burial in the Glenwood City Cemetery.

Online guestbook and video streaming of the services can be found at under Cleo’s obituary.

Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.