Jean Peterson Smith, 90, of Lehi, UT passed away peacefully
with her family gathered around her on November 10, 2014.
Jean is the daughter of Reynold Peterson and Laura Rees.
She was born in Manti, UT on September 13, 1924, weighing
in at 13 pounds. Shortly after her birth they moved to Cowley,
Wyoming where her brother Dee Ray was born. She grew up
with cousins (Ruth, Kathleen and Ann) who were more like
sisters than cousins. In her words, "She couldn't have
had a more perfect childhood." She graduated salutatorian
from Cowley High School and then graduated with a bachelor's
degree in English from the University of Wyoming. The little
farm boy she grew up with, and was always found fighting
on the playground, turned into a handsome naval officer.
He then caught her eye and on March 25, 1946, Jean was sealed
to her sweetheart, Fred Thomas Smith, in the Salt Lake City
Temple. They have five children, who all agree, Jean is
a wonderful mother. She always knew how to make her children
feel loved. This extended to all those around her. Jean
loved the Lord and served diligently her whole life in many
church callings. She and Fred served two LDS couples missions,
the first to Albuquerque, NM and the second to the Riverside,
CA. They were married for 67 wonderful years and are happy
to be reunited once again. Jean is survived by children
Kent (Laurie), Fred (Marlene), Sonya (Randy), 20 grandchildren
and 30 great grandchildren. Jean is preceded in death by
her eternal companion Fred, sons Dennis and Reynold and
brother Dee Ray Peterson.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 15,
2014 at 11:00 am in the Lehi 33rd LDS Ward Chapel, 650 East
3200 North, Lehi, 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 on Saturday
morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church.
Interment will be in the Alpine City Cemetery.