Peggy Petersen Barton died on July 9, 2021, following a short illness.
Peggy was born on August 25, 1931, to Mark Edward Petersen and Emma Marr McDonald Petersen. After graduating from East High School and the University of Utah she taught elementary school. She also became a gourmet cooking instructor and enjoyed cooking and entertaining. Peggy loved to shop, looking for the perfect clothes and accessories. Her home featured stylish decor and eclectic art as well as a collection of white orchids. She traveled extensively, often with her father, visiting Britain, Scandinavia, the Near East and Mediterranean, the Far East and Canada. She loved spending time with—and spoiling—her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also adored and spoiled her dogs, including a series of Irish wolfhounds. Peggy volunteered at the Wentworth at East Millcreek retirement community and served as a hostess at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Peggy leaves two daughters, Sydney Bennion and Drew Quinn, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her son, Mark Stephens, and sister, Marian Petersen, predeceased her.
A viewing will be held at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, on Thursday, July 15 from 6-8 pm. She will be interred at the Salt Lake Cemetery in a family graveside service.