Anne Bohn passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones,
on September 22, 2011, in Provo, Utah. She was born March
4, 1943, in Los Angeles, California to Lynne and Aline Pettit.
She married Robert "Bob" F. Bohn (who preceded
her in death on September 24, 2005), in the Salt Lake City
Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
on June 3, 1965.
Peggy attended Utah State University for one year and met
Bob in Tripoli, Libya (where her family was living while
her father was on assignment for the U.N.) when Bob was
traveling in Europe and North Africa. They began dating
when she transferred to Brigham Young University. She was
loved by the 123 girls in Bowen and Broadbent Halls when
they were dorm parents. During marriage, Peggy provided
constant support and stability to her beloved husband in
his career. Peggy quickly became proficient at moving, as
they lived in Utah, California, New York, France, Germany,
and eventually settled in the San Francisco Bay Area before
returning to Provo for retirement. She was an exceptional
wife and mother of five sons. She also managed to earn a
Master’s Degree in English from California State University-Hayward.
She was a popular teacher of children’s literature
and taught at various Secondary Schools and Universities.
She was also the first librarian at the Sycamore Elementary
School in Danville, California where the children and staff
Peggy was a compassionate church leader, neighbor, and
friend. Whether volunteering as primary president, relief
society president, member of a stake relief society presidency,
or primary teacher, she always gave it her all and was deeply
loved by everyone. Peggy was a natural leader, superb teacher,
and a wonderfully engaging speaker. She had a strong testimony
of Jesus Christ, His Gospel, and spent her entire life seeking
to become more like Him.
Peggy was always an inspiration to her five sons as she
worked hard in helping them succeed. As a result, her legacy
through her sons includes: five paper boys, five eagle scouts,
five honorable returned missionaries, five bachelor’s
degrees, five graduate degrees, five temple marriages, and
sixteen wonderful grandchildren.
Peggy was known for her sensitivity to others and had an
unusual gift of empathy. Often described as "the sweetest
and most angelic person ever known" she lifted the
spirits of all who knew her. She knew how to "comfort
those who needed comfort", "mourn with those who
mourn", and celebrate the lives of those she loved.
She made every birthday, holiday, and family tradition special
with unmatched enthusiasm. Peggy had a rare gift for making
each person she met feel loved.
She is survived by her five sons and their wives: Jeffrey
R. (Brenda), David M. (Shawna), Matthew L. (Jamie), Michael
P. (Amy), and Mark D. (Bonni) and sixteen grandchildren:
Brittany, Kaden, Joshua, Ian, Aaron, Madison, Jackson, Dallyn,
Samuel, Jacob, Kyle, Juliet, Christian, Emma, Katelyn, and
one on the way. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Dr. Robert F. Bohn, and her parents.
Funeral services for Peggy will be held Saturday, October
8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Edgemont LDS Stake Center Chapel,
303 West 3700 North Provo, Utah. Family and friends may
call on Saturday morning from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. prior to
services at the church. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills
Cemetery. Funeral sevices are under the direction of Warenski
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