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Death: Arthur Clarence Peck

Arthur Clarence Peck died Oct. 23, 1997.

He was born in Sumpter, Oregon to Lewis and Ann Louisa Wixom Peck. His early years were spent in Cove and Baker, Oregon. While attending Brigham Young University, he met his future bride, Martha Whimpey of Lehi, Utah. They were married in LaGrande, Oregon on December 28, 1926. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Arthur, Martha and family moved to Pendleton, Oregon, in 1943, where he worked until retirement. He was a refrigeration engineer in the frozen foods industry.They had four daughters: Norma (David Winston) James, River Heights, Utah; Donna (Otis) Romriell, Hyde Park, Utah; Nola Asher, Burley, Idaho; and Anita Kingdon, River Heights, Utah. Arthur had 26 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren.

In 1962, Martha passed away. He married Edwinna Bateman in 1966, and she died two years later. In 1972, Arthur married Helen Vaught of Pendleton, and this marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. Arthur and Helen moved to River Heights in 1986. Helen passed away in 1990.

Arthur was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donald Asher, and two grandchildren.

A lifelong member of the LDS Church, Art served in numerous capacities, including a stake mission, and was a high priest at the time of his death. He was active in the River Heights 2nd Ward.

Art's hobbies included woodworking, photography, cooking, playing the organ, singing, magic and ventriloquism. He was also active in the Cache Senior Citizens Center.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 at 11 a.m. in the River Heights 2nd Ward Chapel, River Heights, Utah, with Bishop Kent Gunnell conducting. Friends may call at the ward on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to time of services. Graveside services will be in the Lehi City Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary, Logan.

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