1982 ~ 2013
beloved husband, father, brother and friend Jonathon "Tig"
Peterson 31, passed away peacefully in his home in Salt
Lake City on December 8, 2013.
Tig was born January 17, 1982 to Mark and Nancy Peterson
(both preceded him in death.)
When Jonathan was a young child he spent many hours with
his with his maternal grandparents Robert and Jean Larkins.
Jonathan enjoyed "Winnie the Pooh", and due to
his exuberance and energetic spirit, his grandfather gave
him the nickname "Tigger". Henceforth, he was
known primarily as "Tig" rather than "Jonathan".
Tig’s greatest joy as a young boy was to be on the
ball field. Tig found great happiness in being on the baseball
field and competing against the best competition Utah had
to provide. Many times Tig would say that baseball provided
the moral compass for his life. Most of Tig’s lifelong
friends, his "posse", were part of these teams
Tig also had a very close and meaningful relationship with
his uncle Bob Larkins. Bob, who had a love for racecars
and motorcycles, constructed a custom made go-cart for Tig
and provided him with both motorcycles and the knowledge
of how to ride them throughout his life. The two of them
spent a great amount of time together until Uncle Bob’s
As Tig grew, so did his personality.
Known for his infectious laugh and effusive personality,
people were never strangers once they got to know Tig. A
beloved husband, son and brother, people were drawn to Tig
due to his "never met a stranger" attitude.
Tig not only loved people, but was an avid dog-lover. Tig
trained the family Rottweiler "Keeper", and was
the "dad" to one of the greatest dogs that has
graced this earth, Max. Tig and Max were inseparable, and
Tig’s family, as well as Tig’s "posse",
enjoyed the company of an absolutely loving and kind dog.
It would be remiss not to mention that his loving dogs Athena,
Finn, and Wes survive Tig.
Tig spent many long, hard hours developing and involving
himself in many lucrative financial opportunities for the
benefit of his immediate family, as well as his siblings.
Taking a page from his father, Tig came to know the people
behind the deals first, then invested in the company. "Your
word is your bond" was a favorite saying of his father,
and the same could be said of Tig.
While much can be said about Tig’s business acumen,
it was his family that brought him his greatest joy. Tig
met his wife Jonique, and fell in love immediately. It would
take several years for them to be reunited, when they married
and sealed their eternal love for one another in the Salt
Lake Temple. Shortly thereafter, Tig was fortunate enough
to adopt Daiviann and bring her into the Peterson family.
Tig’s family grew with the birth of his son Markus
and daughter Taryn. Whether it was hanging out at the house
or down in Moab rock climbing with his custom, four-seat
rock crawler that his whole family could enjoy, nothing
brought Tig greater joy than to be with his family.
Tig is survived by his wife Jonique and three children
Daiviann, Markus and Taryn. Tig will always be a part of
their hearts, they will cherish the memories with their
dad forever and know that he is their treasure waiting in
heaven. Tig also left behind five siblings, Angie, Rob,
Brian, Sandi and Jeff. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents
Audrey and Virgil Peterson, his grandfather, Robert Larkins
and his parents, Mark and Nancy Peterson.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 14,
2013 at 1:00 pm in the Alpine LDS Stake Center Chapel, 98
East Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends
may call Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Warenski
Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and
also Saturday morning from 11:30-12:30 pm prior to services
at the church. Interment, Alpine City Cemetery.