On Saturday March 18th, 2017, our loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was born to Avon Richard Smith and Viola Hillstrom on Aug. 29, 1937 in Brigham City, Utah. She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended South High School. After graduating from high school, she married Ross G. Mancuso. They had five children together: Michael, Robert, Dana, Marianne, and Gina. They were later divorced. She then married Robert L. Petersen in 1980 and had lived in Roy, Utah. She gained three step children from that marriage: Chad, Brian and Wayne Petersen.
She worked at Hill Air Force Base for many years until she retired at age 55.
Mom was a kind, loving, free spirited woman. She loved to paint in her younger years, was an avid reader of books, magazines, and specialty papers, such as The City Weekly, absolutely loved going out to Wendover, NV, with her mother & sister for many years, and dearly loved to spend time up at the cabin that she and her husband Robert built together on Bandanna Ranch in Fruitland, Utah. So many wonderful memories were created at their cabin with family, and friends from the ranch, that will never be forgotten.
She is survived by her five children, their respective/former spouses/families, two step children, four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, whom she loved with all her heart.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, one step son Chad, her two sisters Lavenia & Janice, and her mother & father.
The family would like to extend a very special Thank You to Community Nursing Services (CNS-Hospice), Dr. Scott A. Moulton, and her family, for the wonderful care she received.
At her request, she was cremated under the direction of SereniCare Funeral Home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday April 1, 2017 at her home for family and friends from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Please contact Dana Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gina Minor at email@example.com for the address & more information.
Mother, we love you and will miss you more than you will ever know and you will forever remain in our hearts.
Rest in peace