Brent Emil Peterson, 80, passed away on March 3rd, 2022. He was born on August 3rd, 1941 in Nephi, Utah.

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He is preceded in death by: his parents, Ruby Belliston Peterson Rasmussen and Emil Lars Peterson, step-father Alma Rasmussen; and daughter, Sarah Peterson. He is survived by: his wife, Ileen Marie Goates Peterson; children: Aaron (Molly) Peterson, Anna (João) Santos, Emily (Peter) Lall, and Spencer (Emily) Peterson; 14 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild with 3 more on the way; and sister, Annette Peterson Wanlass.

On April 9, 1971, he was married to Ileen in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. Over the years his hobbies included everything outdoors: hiking, camping, skiing, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He had a green thumb, and a love for landscaping his yard with trees, shrubs, and flowers. When he was first married, he owned his own photography studio and later worked as a machinist. He was forever hardworking and could masterfully fix anything around the house. Throughout his life, he struggled with many serious health problems, but rarely missed a day of work. To those who did not know him, he was serious and quiet, but at home he could be quite silly. While we will miss him dearly, we are comforted to know he is finally at rest.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 11th, at 12:00pm in the Sandy LDS Chapel located at 9245 S Quail Run Drive, Sandy, UT. Burial will take place at the Lehi City Cemetery. His family would like to thank the staff at Intermountain Medical Center for their skill and kindness.

For those who wish to view the service virtually through Zoom, you may do so with the following link:

Meeting ID: 944 2917 2712

Passcode: 127583

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Mar 07, 2022

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Nephi, Utah, United States


Murray, Utah, United States


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Please accept our sympathy on the lost of your husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. When we first moved into the Alvey Lane neighbor 36 years ago Brent and Ilene befriend us snd treated us like long time friends. Brent was one of the first to show up and offer expertise and labor to help us put up our first attempt of a deck. He encouraged us and made the overwhelming project seem like a normal thing. It was great raising our kids together and sharing this special space of Alvey Lane neighborhood.

Dear Peterson family, we know a great hole is left here on earth in your lives now. We pray that you find comfort in the memories and hugs from your family and friends. Sincerely, Terry and Jane Powers. Alvey Lane Neighbors

Terry and Jane Powers Mar 11, 2022