Susan Peterson Rosenvall, age 67, passed away peacefully at her home in Sandy, Utah on February 3, 2023, surrounded by her family after valiantly battling renal failure from complications after surgery. Her focus was on living, loving, and serving.
“Susie Q” was born on August 23, 1955, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Gordon and Florence Peterson with a head of thick, dark hair. She came as the first born of her parents and was raised in Utah (Holladay) and lived one year in Montana (Butte, Whitehall). She spent her childhood surrounded by family and neighborhood friends. Her family gathered often to go camping, boating, snowmobiling, and to attend any other outdoor recreation. She even was a contestant in the snowmobile queen competition. She spent evenings playing night games with neighborhood friends and cousins and sleeping outdoors. As the oldest child she often cared for her three younger siblings and babysat often. She is very close to her siblings to this day. She loved dance and fashion, and even took a modeling course, and loved attending the Lagoon amusement park. She had a wonderful and happy childhood and came from a good family.
Susan was a graduate of Skyline High School in 1973 (Millcreek, UT), and studied childhood education at Brigham Young University (Provo, UT) and the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT). She was a member of the Pep Club in high school and was a graduate of the seminary program from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Susan married her high school sweetheart, Craig Rosenvall, for time an all eternity on November 5, 1976, in the Salt Lake City temple. They raised their children in the Sandy and Draper, Utah area. Craig, a devoted husband, father, bishop, and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, passed away on July 4, 2022.
Susan became a nurturer and homemaker after early work pursuits in fashion retail and then banking. She spent much of her time supporting her husband’s service in the Army, church, and hiking endeavors as well as her children’s interest and events, supporting high school and collegiate athletes, and all other extracurriculars. As her children, we always felt our mother kept our home clean, organized, welcoming, and a loving place to be. Susan loved traveling to her family’s ranch in Bear Lake (Idaho). She also enjoyed a highlight trip to Europe to see Switzerland and Germany. She loved her Shih Tzu, London, which she adored and pampered well. She had an ability to find a deal, and few could match her coupon cutting prowess.
Susan was blessed with 2 sons and 2 daughters that brought much joy to her life. She has 11 grandchildren – Isaac, Alli, Lucas, Colton, Saige, Diesel, Ethan, Ryder, Chloe, Capri, and Rosie – that she adored, and immensely enjoyed taking part in their growing lives and traveling for every special event. Each of them gave her hope and joy as she approached her passing. Her home was a sanctuary of faith; she was a gifted cook and always made Christmas, her favorite time, a special holiday. The lives of her family were touched as she turned ordinary events into extraordinary occasions with her inspired touch. Spending time with family was always her favorite time.
Susan was an exemplary disciple of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and strived to follow his example in her words and actions. She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served compassionately everywhere she lived. She served as a Stake Relief Society President, and with young women and primary children in many capacities. Her faith sustained her and, wherever she served, she lifted people up, saw the good in them, and helped them see the best in themselves and the world.
Susan is survived by her mother, Florence Peterson; her siblings: Barbara Fairbanks (Kirt), Jane Peterson (Joe Baird), and Gordon Peterson (Mary); her children: Laurie Holbrook (Dane), Steven Craig Rosenvall, Amy Nash (Nic), Ryan Craig Rosenvall (Haley), and her 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Craig Rosenvall and her father, Gordon Peterson, and looked forward with unwavering faith to a joyous reunion with them.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10. This scripture aptly describes Susan as a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She leaves a legacy of impenetrable faith, service, charity, and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ that influenced the lives of all those who had the privilege of knowing her. She was an angel among us, now returned to her Father, and her presence and love will be greatly missed.
Susan and her family wish to express their gratitude and compassionate attention of the medical team, including the heart and lung and intensive care unit, at Intermountain Health Care (IMC), St Joseph’s, and IMC hospice.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 2135 Pepperwood Dr, Sandy, UT 84092. A funeral service will follow on Friday, February 10, at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 2135 Pepperwood Dr, Sandy, UT 84092. A brief visitation will take place at 9:30 am prior to services. Interment will follow at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery: 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, UT 84092.
The family plans to record and live-stream the service for those who cannot attend. The funeral can be streamed using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82263269360. A free Zoom account is required and you will need to sign in to join the service.