Ray L Peterson

Born: Sat., Jun. 25, 1960
Died: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
Location: Kamas LDS Stake Center

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 01, 2019
Location: Kamas LDS Stake Center

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Ray Peterson was born, June 25, 1960 in Coalville, Utah to Lyle and JoAnn Peterson. He passed away suddenly, January 26, 2019 from a heart attack.  He was the fourth child of eight. He grew up in Marion, Utah on the Peterson Farm. His life was spent outdoors, whether working on the farm, exploring the valley with friends, or bush-whacking through the Uintas.
He attended South Summit where he excelled at sports. His love of sports, especially basketball, extended throughout his life. He loved being part of any team, especially with his brothers and showing the youngsters how it was done. He loved supporting South Summit sports as a coach, spectator and player. He wasn't afraid of hard work or challenges. He believed he could do anything.  After High School, he tried to walk onto the Utah State basketball team. He made the cut but once they found out he wasn't a student he was he not able to stay.
He has built numerous homes around the valley; as a skilled and dedicated carpenter, he took great pride in a job well done. If it wasn't perfect it wasn't good enough. He was a quick learner, could solve anything; living up to the Ray Peterson motto of "we build anything" which he truly could; faster and better than anyone else.
He married Kristi Ellen Riddell on December 12, 1981. Together they raised four children continuing their adventures exploring the great outdoors. He loved his children and would do anything to help them. He tried his best to instill the values of hard work, kindness, service and a positive attitude. Ray married Deb Bladen on May 30, 2014. He spent all his free time taking her on adventures and they loved working together and going hiking as often as possible.
He was always quick witted with an infectious smile and a good joke. He looked on the bright side of life. He was terrified of wasting daylight. He loved to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. He was the hardest working man around; always working hard to provide for his family and serving his community.  He gave his family an amazing life for which they will always be grateful! Whether plowing the neighbors’ driveways or going to search for a stranger; he was always on the move.
He is survived by his wife, Debra; his former spouse, Kristi Ellen Riddell, his children, Shawn Ray (Megan) Peterson, Ashlee Peterson; Tyson (Shaylin) Peterson; and Shantell Peterson,  one grandson Fynnley James; his mother, JoAnn; and brothers, Kim (Donna);  Jeff (Nan); Paul (Kristy); Kent (LuAnn), and Chad (Kristy);  and his sisters,  Sheri (Rocky) Lewis, and Jan (Clark) Blazzard.
He is preceded in death by his father, Lyle.
Funeral service will be on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Kamas L.D.S. Stake Center in Marion, Utah.  Viewing will be on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 to 10:45 at the stake center.   In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Summit County Search and Rescue in Ray’s honor, Summit County Search and Rescue, C/O Kevin McCarthy, PO Box 680608, Park City, UT 84068. It is very appreciated.

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Abel Ramirez
   Posted Mon January 28, 2019
Dear family and dear friends, We send our sincere condolences to you all in you time of grief and sorrow. I just want you to know that I enjoyed the time I got to know Ray. He was truly a great guy and he will sorely be missed. May Heavenly Father bless you all with strength and comfort.

Byron & Joe Ann Rockhill
   Posted Mon January 28, 2019
To Deb & Joeann
We were heart sick to hear of Ray's passing. He was very good friend and neighbor.Always there to help with a cheerful smile when needed. Our prayers and thoughts to all the family. May God bless your in the days ahead. Oh how he will be missed seeing him and Deb in church.
The Rockhill's

Ed and kathy
   Posted Tue January 29, 2019
Love thoughts and prayers to the whole Peterson family...

Jason Atkinson
   Posted Tue January 29, 2019
I was saddened to hear the loss of a good hard working, family man. Ray, and all the Peterson family were admired by many, taking care of those in the valley and showing kindness to all. The community will miss the goodness expressed by Ray. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Dann Scow
   Posted Tue January 29, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Ray's Passing I knew him threw a few construction jobs in our area.. I also was a Member of Summit County Search and Rescue for 8 years. I remember Ray as a Good man. May God Bless his family at this time..

Doug Toole
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. What a good man Ray was. I will always remember his hard work, honesty and love of family. May you have peace and comfort as you remember him.

Mark Harris
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Mark Harris.

Debbie: This floral display comes with our deepest sympathy. We all love you dearly. The Mark and Luree Harris Family

Phil & Val Marchant
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
Deb & JoAnn,
So sorry for your loss. Ray was thought highly of and his legacy of hard work and honesty covers our beautiful valley with the structures he built. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Phil & Val

Lesa Lazenby Ballard
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
I am so sad to hear of Ray”s passing. My heart goes out to all of you. He was a great basketball player and good friend in high school. I am so sorry for your loss.

Fred N
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
To the Family,
I want to express how sorry to read about your loss. Losing a family member can be very painful. When I lost my father, I found comfort in what the Bible teaches.
I fully believe, as the Bible teaches, that God will restore paradisaic conditions to our earth and that he yearns to bring back to life on earth those who have died—including our family members. (Job 14:14, 15; John 5:28, 29)
We can look forward to the day when we will hold and embrace them again. Every time we hear the word “paradise,” that hope warms our hearts! In the meantime, we can take comfort in the fact that they are in God’s memory.
I hope the same thoughts may bring your family comfort in dealing with your loss.

Dale Tortorich
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
I am very sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. I’m sorry I can’t be there as I’m out of town but I would like to give you my condolences on your loss. I was able to spend time playing basketball with him at the church and he was an awesome guy and I thought he was a great guy. Stay strong!

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