Deloy Karl Peterson was born on March 1, 1933 to Karl Bardolph Peterson and Ethel Brown. He lived a very full life. He lived his early childhood in San Jose California where he enjoyed swimming and diving and excelled in it. At the age of 9 he worked picking fruit up and down the California Coast with the migrant workers. He really enjoyed this time and met some amazing unforgettable people. He would remember their kindness to him till the day he died. He was talented as well. He held records in school for the long jump and was an excellent dancer. He was approached once by a teacher to help instruct his class because he could spin the girls so well.
He entered the military at a young age and worked his way up in the ranks quickly. He fought in the Korean War and left as a second Sargent.
He earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Utah and was very proud of his education.
He married Deon Jenson. They had three children; Randy, Terry, and Darci. They divorced after some years. After that he married Audrey Weidenbacher and enjoyed the rest of his life with her until her passing. He loved his family very much and referred to them often as his monuments in life.
Deloy loved to work. He took pride in doing a job well. He loved working in his yard and seeing the yard come to life every year after winter. Many family parties were hosted in that beautiful backyard.
Deloy passed away peacefully in his home on February 5, 2021. He was predeceased by Deon Jenson, Audrey Weidenbacher, Darci Cross (daughter), Steve Dayhuff (son-in-law), Rosanna Cunninham (step-daughter), Paul Weidenbacher (step-son), John Weidenbacher (step-son), and Dan Harmer (step-son-in-law).
He is survived by Randy (Sally) Peterson (son), Terry Dayhuff (daughter), Karl (Lori) Weidenbacher (step-son), Ann Harmer (step-daughter), and Mark (Suzanne) Weidenbacher (step-son). He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 30+ great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial service will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City. Due to Covid guidelines attendance at the memorial is by invitation only, however everyone is invited to watch the memorial service online. To watch the memorial service scroll to the bottom of Deloy’s obituary page on the Holbrook Mortuary website, where the service will remain available to watch for 90 days.