Funeral services were Monday for Parlell G. Peterson, 79, a long-time coach and former director of recreation programs in Orem, who died Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.

Mr. Peterson coached at Lincoln Junior and Orem High schools for 38 years. He also served as director of Orem's SCERA recreation program for several years and was recognized by the Orem Chamber of Commerce as one of the city's outstanding citizens for his efforts in this regard. Mr. Peterson also served for several years as region supervisor for sports programs operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Mr. Peterson was born Oct. 4, 1911, in Hinckley, Utah, the son of Peter G. and Louise Leolette Larsen Peterson. He married Ruth Lewis, June 4, 1937, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.