Joseph Earl Peterson Senior, age 78, died October 15, 1990 in Salt Lake City.

Born February 3, 1912 in Lark, Utah, a son of Joseph Emanuel and Ethel Mary Studebaker Peterson. Married Velma Nilene Hughes June 27, 1936 in Salt Lake City. Marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Member of the LDS Church. Worked as a carpenter and retired from LDS Hospital as a maintenance worker.Survived by wife, Velma, Kearns; five daughters, Ethel Dyer, West Valley City; Melva Thomas, Blythville, Arkansas; Jane Jensen, Las Vegas, Nevada; Grace De Angelo, Bolder City, Nevada; Mary Ann Shaffer, Salt Lake City; four sons, Joseph E. Peterson, Jr., Murray; Edward E. Peterson, Kearns; August John Peterson, Kearns; Peter H. Peterson, Kearns, two brothers, Gordon Peterson, Riverton; Russell Peterson, Bluffdale; one sister, Ethel Gutshall, West Jordan; 43 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Della Simonsen.

Funeral services will be held Friday, 2 p.m. at the McDougal Golden Rule Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road where friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to services. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.

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