GLENWOOD — Our kind, passionate and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Terry J. Peterson, 71, passed away Feb. 7, in Glenwood, surrounded by his family after a three-month valiant battle with a vicious glioblastoma. He was born June 19, 1947, in Richfield to James Dancil and Cleo Idella Peterson.
Terry married the love of his life, Mary Ann Oldroyd, July 18, 1968, in the St. George LDS temple. They recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. They went on to raise their family in Glenwood.
Construction was his career of choice and he loved working with heavy equipment. He also minedfor Georgia Pacific and enjoyed doing that as well. Hunting was another passion of Terry’s. He would go even if he didn’t have a tag, just for the fun of it.
Terry had an enthusiasm for life, family and the outdoors. After his retirement he gained new hobbies including woodworking to create personalized walking sticks and lamps from sheds that he found. He also loved to take his grandkids hunting, fishing, horse riding and for 4-wheeler rides. Terry could also be found making his morning and evening rounds throughout the lanes in Glenwood. It was during this time that he would track deer and elk as well as help anyone who needed it, tending to their livestock. He was a proud grandpa and loved to tell anyone who would listen about his grandkids’ accomplishments.
Terry is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; children, Terry Paul (Wendy) Peterson, Teresa Hale, Trudy (Eric) Torgerson, Patty (Jadon) Larsen and Tammie (Mark) Roberts; nine grandchildren; sisters, Burma Christiansen, Verna Lee Johnson and Eunice (Rodney) Rasmussen; mother-in-law, Leila Oldroyd; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Cleo Peterson,Shanna Peterson, MaeBethAnderson, Roger (Judy) Oldroyd and Michael (Michelle) Oldroyd.
He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Garrett Peterson; brothers, Devon Peterson, Dallis Peterson and Leon Peterson; sisters, Karma Smith and Betty Bailey; father-in-law, Gethin M. Oldroyd; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Errol Anderson, Arnold Smith, Que Christiansen, Jim Bailey, Chad Johnson, Saundra Peterson and Suzanne Peterson.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m., in the Glenwood ward chapel. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Magleby Mortuary and Friday at the ward chapel in Glenwood from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
Online guestbook at maglebymortuary.com.