Faye Wheelwright Peterson "G. G." 1922 ~ 2011Comment on this story
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend passed away on April 24, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family.Faye Wheelwright Peterson was born on March 3, 1922, in Ogden, Utah to Wilford and Ora Engstrom Wheelwright. She was the second of five children. She graduated from Ogden High School where she was the co-editor of the yearbook. She married Dennis Victor Peterson on September 5, 1944, on Treasure Island, San Francisco, California. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Mother was an accomplished pianist and loved to play when dad sang. She also played the organ. Mom loved beautiful things and was an avid antique collector. She loved her Bridge ladies. She and dad loved to dance and were members of the High Steppers Club for years. She loved her tennis friends and enjoyed golf. Her favorite place in the world was their cabin in the Uintas, where through her loving touches she made it her own. Mom's yard was the talk of the neighborhood and she spent many hours tending to her flowers. She was always the first one to step in and help a friend or family member and had a sixth sense for knowing when she was needed. Mom's family was the center of her life and she especially was delighted by the great-grandchildren who affectionately called her "G.G." She was a member of the LDS church and spent many years as ward organist. She is survived by her three children Linda (Randy) Florence, SLC; Blake (Jill) Peterson, SLC; and Kaye (Jaime) Manrique, Bountiful; seven grandchildren and 11 1/2 great grandchildren, sister Joyce Read and brother Hal Wheelwright. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Beth Morris and Doris Peterson. The family would like to thank those at the Coventry Assisted Living, Aspen Ridge West, Envision Home Health and Hospice and the LDS Branch at the Coventry for their continuous love and kindness. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 12:00 noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 So Highland Dr, where friends and family can visit from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service. Condolences may be sent at www.wasatchlawn.com.