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Lorna Fern (Henderson) Peterson

August 21, 1939 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary

Lorna Fern Peterson, 82, passed away on March 29, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV. Lorna was born on August 21, 1939 in Cannonville, UT to George Judson Henderson and Fern Ora Golding as the youngest of twelve children. She had a pleasant childhood, spending time with her many friends and siblings, and having wonderful role models and teachers. She met Harold Ray Peterson and they were later married on October 2, 1959 in Cannonville, UT. They were later sealed on June 25, 1965 in the St. George, UT Temple with their family. They learned together how to strengthen their marriage and were diligent in teaching their four children the importance of family and service. She was a loving mother who enjoyed cooking and canning to always provide a loving space for her children. Lorna always appreciated Harold’s efforts to gather her many siblings together to form the strong family bonds their children cherish. 

Community was very important to Lorna, and she strived to serve others. She often participated in local fund-raisers, providing her fantastic quilts and crochet work, among other goodies to sell. She had many strong ties with the Moapa Band of Paiutes, and greatly appreciated their friendship to her and her husband over the years. Lorna was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and magnified her many callings, even at a young age. She studied the scriptures and prayed often to deepen her Testimony of her Savior. She was involved with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers organization as well. She took great interest in family history and Temple work. She was as sweet as an angel, yet firm in her beliefs.

Lorna is survived by her children, Kevin (Loretta) Peterson, Clifford (Billie) Peterson, Annette (Jim) Simons, and Alan (Raquel) Peterson; her seventeen grandchildren; her thirty-eight great-grandchildren; and her seven great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Peterson; her parents; her eleven siblings; her three grandsons, and two granddaughters.

Viewing services will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2022 6-8pm at the Moapa Valley Mortuary, Logandale, NV. Viewing services will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022 9:30-10:30am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logandale Chapel, with Funeral services at 11:00am. Interment will follow at the Logandale Cemetery. Live-stream of the services may be found at Lorna Fern Peterson Memorial Facebook group. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their Guest Book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com. 

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Recording of Service


Services

Viewing
Sunday
April 3, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Moapa Valley Mortuary, Logandale Chapel, Logandale

Viewing
Monday
April 4, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Logandale Chapel
3245 Moapa Valley Blvd.
Logandale, NV 89021

Funeral Service
Monday
April 4, 2022

11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Logandale Chapel
3245 Moapa Valley Blvd.
Logandale, NV 89021

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Monday
April 4, 2022

Logandale Cemetery
Lyman Street.
Logandale, NV 89021

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