Glenn Ronald Peterson, 86, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023.
Glenn was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Ogden, Utah, to Philo and Grace Peterson. Glenn was the second child of 10 (four boys and six girls). Glenn attended Ogden High School and then later attended Utah State on a baseball scholarship, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business.
Glenn married and was sealed in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple to Ora Kaye Choules Feb. 19, 1959. Glenn and Kaye were blessed with four children: Brad, Jordan, Julie and Angie. Glenn was always strong in his LDS faith. He was able to serve in numerous callings, including as a bishop and after retirement served two missions with Kaye in Salt Lake City and St George.
After graduating from Utah State, Glenn worked for several years for Sperry Rand. He then moved on to Idaho Bingham Mechanical, where he eventually became a part owner in the company. He also worked in the administration offices of the Bonneville School District. He and Kaye also purchased Mother Hibbard’s Convenience store in Rexburg, Idaho, which they successfully ran together for nine years.
After retirement, Glenn lived out his dream of fishing, hunting, golfing and training bird dogs. One of his absolute joys was owning and showing his prized Arabian horses.
After serving one of their missions in St George, Glenn and Kaye moved there in 2013. In 2016 after 57 years of marriage, Kaye passed away.
In March 2019 he married Betty Harla. Glenn and Betty enjoyed exploring the desert in Glenn’s side-by-side, golfing, attending concerts and playing cards with friends.
Glenn was preceded in death by his wife Kaye; his son Jordan; sisters Maureen and Lynette; sister-in-law Joann; brothers Phil and Ralph; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
He is survived by his wife Betty; children Brad (Linda) Peterson, Julie (Justin) Sorensen, Angie (Matt) Phillips and daughter-in-law Angela Wilhoit Peterson; siblings Paul, Ellie, Carol, Lana and Diane. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Washington Fields, 7th Ward, 1295 S. 3000 E., Washington, Utah.
The funeral service will be on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the same location with interment in the Washington City Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St., St. George, 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Glenn’s online guest book.