May 24, 2006
"He did it his way"
A great man passed away at his home, surrounded by his loved ones, on Sunday, May 21, 2006, in Center Creek, Utah. Dallas Peterson was born June 11, 1928, in Center Creek to Andrew Ewing and Della Sweat Peterson. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for about two years at the end of WWII, in Japan. Later, he served an honorable LDS mission in Japan.
Dallas married his sweetheart, Joyce Jensen, in Evanston, Wyo., on April 25, 1953, and they have shared the last 53 wonderful years together. Through the years they were blessed with four children: Christine (Jay) Bowman of Lyman, Wyo.; Jerri Ann (Mike) Mair of Heber City; Shane (Michelle) Peterson of Vernal; and Lance Peterson of Center Creek. He is also survived by one sister, Naida Bethers of Daniels; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, who loved, respected and admired their grandpa. They will miss him dearly. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Virl; three sisters: Arlene, Elaine and Aloyes; and two special grandchildren: Brandon Michael and Arianna Mair.
Dallas worked in the mines in Sunnyside, Utah, Grants, N.M., and the United Park Mine, Park City. After years of mining he went to work for the U.S. Forest Service where he could ride the range and tend to the work he loved.
The family of Dallas Peterson would like to give special thanks to his good friend, Jim Percy, and everyone at the Forest Service.
Per Dad’s request, private family services were held to Celebrate the Life of this Loving Ole Cowboy. He was a loving husband to our mother, a strong father to his children and grandchildren, and a friend to all. Military honors were provided by American Legion, Lockhart Post 23.