CENTRAL VALLEY — Marvin Kim Peterson, 70, Central Valley, passed away July 27, 2020, surrounded by his wife and children, in St. George, after a short battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. He was born Feb. 12, 1950, in Salt Lake City, to Marvin G. and Olive Ethel Taft Peterson.
Kim grew up in Richfield, graduating from Richfield High School in 1968, where he enjoyed football, baseball and especially wrestling. He married Peggy Lee Christensen, Aug. 18, 1972, in the Manti LDS temple. Kim attended Southern Utah State College and received an Associate’s Degree in Police Science in 1973. Kim was often known as “The Phone Man” and spent nearly 45 years fixing telephones all across the state.
He loved his country and was proud of his military service. He enlisted in the Utah Army National Guard in 1970, serving with A Battery 2nd Battalion 222nd Field Artillery Regiment. After 20 years he transferred to the United States Army Reserve as an Artillery Instructor at Fort Douglas. He knew down to the day how long he served — 27 years, 2 months and 27 days.
Kim was currently serving his second term as mayor of Central Valley. He loved the town and loved serving the people. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served for 35 years as the ward membership clerk, a calling he loved.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy, Central Valley; children, Krista (Craig) Hansen, Delta; Lance (Iris) Peterson, Lyman; Joelle (Brad) Eyre, Central Valley; Maren (Shawn) Pollock, Richfield; 15 grandchildren; siblings, Russ (Carol) Peterson, Annabella; Randall (Shelli) Peterson, Glenwood; Kurtley (Maxine) Peterson, Central Valley; and Peggy’s siblings, Debra (Wayne) Bezanson, Kathryn (Ralph) Brown, Terry (Penni) Christensen and Amy (Justin) Peterson; and mother-in-law, Betty Christensen, Central Valley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in-law, Quinn Christensen.
In lieu of flowers, please fly the American flag Saturday, Aug. 1,in Kim’s honor, or perform an act of kindness for someone. Kim truly loved his friends and enjoyed the visits he had with each of them.
Due to COVID-19, family services will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, in the Central Valley 2nd ward building. Burial will be in the Central Valley Town Cemetery.
Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
Online guestbook at maglebymortuary.com.