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Obituary: OLIVER, PEGGY

Published: Thursday, Dec. 18 2014 1:45 a.m. MST

Peggy Louise Farnsworth Oliver 1925 ~ 2011

Peggy Louise Farnsworth Oliver peacefully left this life on June 21, 2011, after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer's.She was born August 31, 1925 in Salt Lake City to Clifford Thomas Farnsworth and Mary Beulah Wright. She married Paul Oliver on May 3, 1943. They were sealed in the Manti LDS Temple on April 11, 1963. Peggy graduated from Granite High School. After graduation she lived in New York for one year. Returning to Salt Lake, she met Paul at Sweets Candy Company. They built a home in South Salt Lake in 1946 and lived there the majority of their lives. As a family, they served a building mission in Dumfries Scotland from 1963-1966. Teaching the gospel to the missionaries, designing and producing the Scottish Promised Valley, helping with primary and relief society, and participating in the Guid Nychburris Day Parade, were among her favorite mission memories. The happiest moments of her life were spent with the youth in Primary and Mutual in the Central Park Ward. From camps to youth conferences, and from road shows to firesides, she loved it all. She also served in local PTA and scouting programs. She was energetic and loved her role as registrar and judge of elections, where she served for 23 years. Peggy's ability to organize brought pleasure to everyone. Especially to those who were a part of the South Salt Lake Fourth of July celebration. It was her reward in life to be part of it all. Making a float, dressing like a clown, and just watching it all for 34 years. Peggy touched many lives at Hartvigsen School for the Handicapped where she worked as the Lunch Manager. After retirement in 1997, Granite School District gave her an award of "Incomparable Achievement". In the span of 18 years, she was only absent 10 days. Peggy always welcomed the opportunity to teach at Johanna's Nursing Home. Travel was her leisure time activity and she always packed her swimsuit first. She enjoyed cooking, had a passion for trains, loved Halloween and collected bells. Her ever present smile and good humor were her best qualities. Peggy's family was the light of her life, and she was the light of theirs. She loved her children and spoiled her grandchildren every chance she had. She has been, and will be missed by all. She is survived by two sons: Russ (Terri) Oliver, Scot Oliver; one daughter: Ann (Brent) Fedderson; and one daughter-in-law: Vickie (Jim) Oliver; sister Carol (Lee) Hansen, her special niece Barbara Dimmick, and the joy of her life, her grandchildren: Michael, Bryan, Justin, Jori, Janna, Abbie, Ashley, Alex, Heather, Amanda, Stacey, Matthew, Stuart, Joshua, and Madison. She now has 25 great-grandchildren that entered her life after the onset of Alzheimer's. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul; sons Tony and Jim; brothers, Julius Farnsworth and Carl Mann; and a sister, Wanda Phillips. The family would like to give thanks to the doctors, physicians, and nurses that cared for their dear Mother and Grandmother. A special thanks to the loving staff at Hunter Hollow Rocky Mountain Care Center. A viewing will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2011, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, Monday, June 27, 2011 with a viewing held one hour prior at the same location. Interment: Larkin Sunset Gardens. Condolences may be made at www.wasatchlawn.com