Olive May Peterson 94, passed away peacefully August 24, 2017 in Bountiful, UT. For the past 4 years she has resided at the Inn on Barton Creek assisted living in Bountiful where she was cared for by their excellent staff.
She was born May 8, 1923 in Missoula, MT to Amos and Rebecca Roseann Van Oss Chaffin. She grew up in Lolo and Missoula, MT, one of 7 children, graduated from Missoula County High School in 1941 and began working in secretarial work. She met her husband, John H. “Jack” Peterson, Jr. in Missoula and married July 3, 1943 while he was in cadet training as a pilot in the Army Air Corp during WWII. After the war, they settled in Missoula until his recall into the Air Force during the Korean war. Jack remained in the Air Force retiring in 1975 upon which they moved to Bountiful, UT.
Olive was a woman of many talents and loved playing the piano, oil painting, family history, and entertaining. She was a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and remained active filling many callings. After Jack’s retirement Olive served as a hostess on temple square, an ordinance worker in the Bountiful Temple and fulfilled two missions with her husband to Papua New Guinea and Australia.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and all 6 of her siblings. She is survived by her two children, daughter Janet Schwebach of Kaysville, son Jack (Suzee) of Naperville, IL, 12 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 31st in the Mueller Park 1st Ward chapel on the corner of 1800 S. 800 E., Bountiful. Viewing from 10:00 a.m. until 10:40 a.m. with funeral at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Bountiful City Cemetery.