Gwenevere R “Gwen” Peterson

PetersonGweneverer crop.March 14, 1932 – May 3, 2015)

Gwenevere R “Gwen” Peterson passed away May 3, 2015, at the age of 83. She was born March 14, 1932, in Richfield, Utah, to Isaac Glenn and Mary Savage Riddle. She married Dewey Vincent “Vince” Peterson in Richfield, Utah, on September 6, 1956. She was raised in Antimony, Utah and spent her youth on her father’s and mother’s ranch.  She was a member of the LDS Church.

She attended school in Richfield. Gwen worked 18 years for Western Electric, before transferring to Mountain Bell as Consumer Affairs Manager. She retired from US West in 1989 with a combined 36 years of service. In her retirement years, she enjoyed boating at Lake Powell and spending the summer months playing golf in Star Valley, Wyoming, with her beloved husband of 56 years.

Gwen is survived by her nieces, Wendy Riddle (Milton) Slagowski, Kelly L Riddle and Melissa Riddle Foss.  She is also survived by her late husband’s eight nieces and nephews: Karlene Warner, Kristine (Von) Glasgow, Kathleen (Allen) Isaac, Stephen (Teresia) Arave, Spencer (Janice) Arave, Susan (Jon) Brewster, Helen (Craig) Woller, and Cindy (Quin) Christinsen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Vincent Peterson; her brother, Glenn Ro Zeal Riddle; and her nephew, Kevin Riddle. She was known to all as a loving wife, loyal friend and Aunt.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 West St. George Blvd, St. George.
  • A viewing will be Saturday, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to services at the chapel.
  • Interment will follow at the Tonaquint Cemetery.
  • Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website.

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