Van Richard Peterson “Rich”

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Born February 16, 1954; passed July 18, 2021.

The world lost one of the good ones. Rich was outgoing, caring, and loving. He had a genuine happy spirit and was always the life of the party. He will be dearly missed by family, friends, and all who knew him. A celebration of life will be held in his honor at Snowbird Resort on September 11, 2021, from 10 am - 2 pm in the Magpie room at the Cliff Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that "Talk to you down the trail..." you share any happy photos or memories of Rich, while we enjoy the beautiful surroundings in a place he truly loved.

**We ask that you please carpool if possible, parking is limited during Octoberfest. The Salt Lake Marathon is taking place that day too, so please take that into consideration. Casual dress.


Celebration of Life

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Snowbird Resort - Cliff Lodge - Magpie Room
9320 S. Cliff Lodge Drive
Snowbird, UT 84092


  • Survived By
  • Clint Peterson, Son
  • Mandi Peterson, Daughter
  • Corey Peterson, Brother
  • JoAnn Peterson, Sister
  • Tatum Sharlotte Peterson, Granddaughter
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Van Peterson, Father
  • Jean Andrew Peterson, Mother
  • Sharlotte Peterson,

Life Story Info


Chelene Clyde

Post Date

Sep 04, 2021

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  • Delta Airlines
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Still hard to believe you are gone. I’m going to miss you calling dad in the middle of family dinner. Sweet cheeks and Sweet lips, you two were amazing together. I’ll miss your smile and teasing. Rest peacefully, I love you.


Tracee Leikam , Salt Lake City , UT, US Sep 09, 2021

Clint and Mandi,

I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I hope you're finding love and comfort in your time of need.

-Ashlee Shosted

Ashlee , West Jordan, UT, US Sep 07, 2021

Will miss you so much Rich! It was just to soon my friend! I’ll miss listening to you and Rob quibble and laugh! Sweet cheeks and sweet lips to great friends!

Sue Perkins , Bountiful, UT, US Sep 05, 2021

Rich never took anything too seriously while at work, his sarcasm was his tool to get himself through the day. That my friend, is a cherished trait I now value…thank you for your teaching!! We lost a good one in you, but your humor will live on with us forever my friend. Rest in Paradise mi amigo!!

Trevor Brown Sep 05, 2021

Rich was one of the good ones. Always in good humor and had a heart of gold. It was a joy to know and work with him over the decades at Western and Delta Airlines. He missed by many, my condolences to his family.

Dale Overman , West Valley City, UT, US Sep 05, 2021

How about that infectious grin! Talk to ya down the trail Pal.

Rob Perkins , Bountiful, UT, US Sep 04, 2021

Rest In Peace my friend. I always enjoyed working the ramp with you. Always had a kind word for people💕

Patty young-Klein , Stansbury Park, UT, US Sep 04, 2021

Great to just shoot the bull with always something off the wall. Good friend we will miss, Godspeed.

Kerry Hill , Centerville , UT, US Sep 04, 2021

Will miss him and his phone call’s and stories. Such a happy person love you Rich!!

Suzette Davis , Bonner’s Ferry, ID, US Sep 04, 2021


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  • Aug 2019

    Uncle Rich at mom’s celebration of life at Mueller Park