In the early hours of January 13, Rodney Ross Peterson (95), returned to the loving embrace of our Father-in-Heaven. Days and hours before his departure, his family surrounded him with love and tender farewells. Ross Peterson was born November 25, 1927 in Fillmore Utah to Mary Lynn Cooper and Marvin Wilburn Peterson. He was the last of 6 children (Lloyd, Mary, Merle, Hope, Carol, Ross).

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While Ross had many talents and jobs over his lifetime including working for then Bennett’s Paint & Glass, most will remember him for his work as a builder and residential designer, the latter of which was work he enjoyed and did until the age of 86.

Ross was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints. He served in numerous callings throughout his life, giving of his time and talents in many ways. He was an accomplished carpenter and donated those skills by helping build the local Stake building in then Hunter, Utah. He spent hours digging weeds at the beet farms, and in retirement gave 7 years of devoted services working in the Jordan River temple. Ross was also a patriot and served in the Air Force in 1953 during the Korean war.

Though he will certainly be missed, we are grateful for his release and find solace in knowing that he has already been joyfully welcomed home by his cherished Marlene, son Zachary, parents, and many other precious family and friends. We are grateful for his remarkable It is a beautify day! life, positive influence, and will simply miss him. With much love, bye dad, but just for now.

Ross is preceded in death by his parents Lynn and Marvin, wife Marlene, son Zachary Ross, grandson Jacob Ross Peterson, brother Lloyd, and sisters Hope, Mary, and Merle. He is survived by sister Carol and brother-in-law Jake Rogers, 4 children, Wyatt Peterson (Mary), Valerie Peterson Holman, Jody Cox (Gary), and Dirk Peterson, 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the LDS chapel located at 1433 Old Mission Rd, Sandy, Utah on Friday, January 20, 2023. The viewing will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with funeral services starting at 11:00. For those needing to attend remotely, these services may also be viewed using the Zoom meeting link associated this obituary found at http://rasmussenmortuary.com. Following the funeral services, his interment will be held at the Fillmore City cemetery.

Services

Funeral Service

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Union 6th Ward
1433 Old Mission Road
Sandy, UT 84093

Life Story Info

Post Date

Jan 14, 2023

Personal Info

Born

Fillmore, Utah, United States

Died

Sandy, Utah, United States

Age

95

Gender

Male

Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint

Occupation

Architecture & Engineering

Military Affiliation

  • Air Force

Veteran

  • Korean War

Education

  • Bachelor's
    BYU, Utah State
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I remember many early mornings in 1984ish swinging by Ross's house where he spent countless hours counseling me on key architectural concepts as together we created the magical design of a 43 unit community near 1050 East Murray Holladay Road (Edinburgh of Holladay). To this day I have vivid recollection of Ross saying, "Kelly, have you considered this". His complimentary nature coupled with his vast experience opened the door to a first class community. Again in 1991 he helped launch another community of 71 homes on 7th East & 70th South, called the Village. These 2 Hallmark Communities exemplified the talent & dedication of this designer, whose Legacy lives on thru his quality work & sterling friendship. Thank you Ross, one last time. You truly made a difference & became a marvelous friend. Kelly Sheppard

Kelly Sheppard , Sandy, UT, US Jan 18, 2023

I remember many early mornings in 1984ish swinging by Ross's house where he spent countless hours counseling me on key architectural concepts as together we created the magical design of a 43 unit community near 1050 East Murray Holladay Road (Edinburgh of Holladay). To this day I have vivid recollection of Ross saying, "Kelly, have you considered this". His complimentary nature coupled with his vast experience opened the door to a first class community. Again in 1991 he helped launch another community of 71 homes on 7th East & 70th South, called the Village. These 2 Hallmark Communities exemplified the talent & dedication of this designer, whose Legacy lives on thru his quality work & sterling friendship. Thank you Ross, one last time. You truly made a difference & became a marvelous friend. Kelly Sheppard

Kelly Sheppard , Sandy, UT, US Jan 18, 2023

Ross was a good friend and co-worker in the kingdom. He served with me for many years when I was Bishop and was always there when I needed him. I count him as the dearest of friends. It's good he's home now with Marlene.

Ole Smith , Sandy, UT, US Jan 17, 2023

Ross was a good friend and co-worker in the kingdom. He served with me for many years when I was Bishop and was always there when I needed him. I count him as the dearest of friends. It's good he's home now with Marlene.

Ole Smith , Sandy, UT, US Jan 17, 2023

Ross was a good friend and co-worker in the kingdom. He served with me for many years when I was Bishop and was always there when I needed him. I count him as the dearest of friends. It's good he's home now with Marlene.

Ole Smith , Sandy, UT, US Jan 17, 2023

Loved and thought of you kids often Bro Bart

Bart Anderson Jan 15, 2023

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