Hyrum Henry Peterson passed away in his sleep in the early hours of July 30, 2017. Hyrum was born June 13, 1933 to Hyrum Howard Peterson and Relia Otte Peterson in Logan Utah. He was the second of seven children.
He grew up in Pleasant View and Malad, Idaho, working on the family farm. He graduated from Malad High School in 1951. He was active in High School sports, playing Football and Basketball. He was also a member of the Malad High School Dragons band. He married his high school sweetheart, Marie Mansfield in the Logan LDS Temple on September 26, 1952. Shortly after they were married, he joined the US Army during the Korean War. He attended basic training at Camp Pendleton and later served as a Drill Sargent at Fort Ord, between 1953 and 1955. Following his honorable discharge from the US Army, he and Marie moved to Ogden. They lived on 13th street for a time before moving to North Ogden where they raised their family.
He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and Marquardt Corporation. He worked as a purchasing agent for The Amalgamated Sugar Company and later Thiokol/ATK Space Operations where he retired in 1998. He loved farming and spent countless weekends working the Mansfield family farm and helping his brothers and father in Thatcher. He and Marie enjoyed two years of retirement, travelling in their motor home and enjoying their condo in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Marie passed away August 27, 2000.
He became reacquainted with Helen Lewis and they were married in the Logan LDS temple on November 15, 2003. They lived in North Ogden and enjoyed traveling together to Vietnam, Russia, Alaska and even Malad, Idaho.
Hyrum was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many callings throughout his life. He was a High Priest in the North Ogden 20th ward. He particularly loved serving the youth, helping with some of the very first spook alley fund raisers and planning some of the best youth conferences known to man. Hy loved to ride his four-wheeler, exploring the backroads and trails of Southern Utah with friends and family for over 40 years.
Hyrum was preceded in death by his wife Marie, his parents, sisters, Jeanne Hulet and Diann Murray, brothers, Leo K Peterson and Clark Peterson. He is survived by his wife Helen, brothers, Lynn Peterson and Ross Peterson, his four children Curtis (Lori) Peterson, Clint (Linnae) Peterson, Heidi (Dan) Novak, Chris (Linda) Peterson, Helen’s 6 children and combined 46 grandchildren and 56 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the North Ogden 20th Ward building, 575 E 3100 N, North Ogden. A viewing will be held at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd, Ogden on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to the services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment will be at Ben Lomond Cemetery.