Friday, May 10, 2013

Remembering Mom

Dec. 9, 1935 ~ Sept. 18, 2012
Gayle Christensen Peterson
Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
~William Shakespeare


  1. Gayle Christensen Peterson was born in Driggs, Idaho on Dec 9, 1935; she succumbed in her 13 year battle with cancer on Sept 18, 2012.

    She graduated with honors from Brigham Young University and received master's degrees in both History and Library Science from the University of Utah. She married Stephen Legrand Peterson June 11, 1958 in the Idaho Falls Temple. She taught elementary school and was school librarian in Granger and Granite School Districts. Her husband is an accomplished artist in watercolors, oils, tempera and sculpture.
    They have four children: Annette of Sandy, UT; Miriam of Shelby, MT; Stephen of Chicago, IL and David who lives with his parents in Holladay. Gayle is survived by her husband, four children, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
    She was an active member of the LDS Church and served joyously in numerous positions with the Church, including as temple worker, service missionary and genealogy specialist. She adored her family, was an avid reader, loved animals and traveled extensively. Many friends and family mourn her passing.

  2. So sorry to learn of her recent passing.
    Mine has been gone for most of my life now and I still miss her.

    RIP Gayle

  3. A beautiful sentiment Miss M.
    Loss is always difficult. Our capacity to remember keeps the joyous times alive.

    And on this day, a Happy Mother's Day to you.

  4. So very sorry for your loss Miriam, hope you do have a wonderful Mother's Day.

    With much love,
    Wendy (chickenfriedart)

  5. Thanks to all of you for your lovely thoughts. I know time will ease the pain.