Eva K. Peterson, 78, died peacefully in her sleep at home, November 19, 1990.
She was born February 23, 1912 to Rasmus Ali and Minnie Wickman Olsen in Ephraim, Utah. Married Lyman M. Peterson September 3, 1936 in the Manti LDS Temple.Eva and Lyman lived in Salt Lake and Kanab for the majority of their lives. They also lived in Mt. Pleasant, Richfield, Ephraim, and Moab. Eva attended Snow College, Utah State, and B.Y.U. and earned a Masters degree in education. She taught for many years in Utah public elementary schools. She also taught at B.Y.U. and was on the executive boards of UEA and NEA.
Eva was an active member of the South Cottonwood 5th Ward and an ordinance worker in the Jordan River Temple. She served a full-time mission to the Washington D.C Temple with her husband. In addition to serving as president of the ward Relief Society, and as ward and stake Mutual president, she taught in many auxiliaries and served in many other leadership positions. She genuinely cared for everyone, and was loved by all who knew her.
Survived by daughter and son, Winona K. Peterson (Eddie), Salt Lake City; Steven L. Peterson, Midlothian, Virginia; daughter-in-law, Toni Lee Peterson, Salt Lake City; brother and sisters, Leon Olsen, Ephraim; Fern Denison, Salt Lake City; Betty Erickson, Venice, Utah; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded by her husband, Lyman, and son, Karl Ali, both who died in June, 1989.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, at 11 a.m. in the South Cottonwood 5th Ward building, 6350 Rodeo Lane (1540 East). Friends may also call Friday, November 23, at Memorial Estates, 5850 South 900 East, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Interment, Memorial Estates.
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