Betty Boberg Weenig, age 80, died peacefully in Sandy, Utah, on Saturday, May 25, 1996, after suffering a massive stroke.
Betty was born March 29, 1916, to Niels Oliver and Harriet Orgill Boberg in Sandy, Utah, where she attended the local schools, graduated from Jordan High School and LDS Business College. She married Burke Arthur Peterson in the Salt Lake LDS Temple August 19, 1937, and was widowed after less than a years.She worked as an executive secretary with United Artists, Standard Oil, Gerber, and U.S. Steel in Salt Lake City, and as a legal secretary in Pocatello. She also was active in the Salt Lake City chapter of Executives' Secretaries Incorporated, where she served as president, and the Women's Council of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
Betty devoted her live to serving her family and others. A skilled seamstress, she was costume mistress for Promised Valley at the old Temple View Theatre; she also loved performing in that production. She joyfully filled many LDS ward and stake positions. A gifted and enthusiastic pianist and organist, she especially enjoyed leading the choir.
Since 1974 she and her devoted husband Melvin A. Weenig contributed years of full time church service: a Japan Tokyo North welfare services mission (1980-82); a Philippines Manila temple mission (1985-86); a Korea Seoul temple mission (1989-90). They also served as ordinance workers in the Idaho Falls and Provo LDS Temples. At the time of her death, she was a supervisor in the Jordan River LDS Temple.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Burke; and by her siblings, Gloria Celia Boberg "Glora" Peterson, Washington Oliver "Wash" Boberg, Austin Joseph "Bo" Boberg, Juel Orgill "Judd" Boberg, Calvin Clarence "Cal" Boberg.
She is survived by her husband Melvin; daughters, Sondra Peterson Roberts (and David), and Charlotte Pomeroy Nelson (and Robert); six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, 11 step grandchildren, and seven step great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at the Park View LDS Ward, 9800 South 2300 East. Friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at the McDougal's West Jordan Mortuary, 1861 West 7800 South, and Wednesday at the church, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Sandy City Cemetery, 700 East 9000 South.
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