Arlene Smith Peterson, age 75, was called home Sunday, April 13, 1997, just in time to help her mother, Leona, father, Farres and brother, Dean with the spring nursery stock. You know good fruit trees are hard to find, even in Heaven.

Born December 11, 1921, in the home where she grew up on 2200 West and 6200 South. She was the middle child of five children and the only girl. Arlene worked in the family nursery business and was teased by four lively brothers. She was kind and tender hearted always. In 1951, she met and married her lifelong companion, Max D. Peterson. Together they planted an orchard, tried dairy ranching, raised fruits, vegetables and five children. She enjoyed camping and fishing, although her health didn't permit her to do those things in later life. She loved watching baseball and basketball and was an unwavering Jazz fan. Without a doubt, she will be watching the playoffs and cheering from above.Arlene will be missed by her brothers, husband, children and their spouses, Ginger Banks, Linda Duval, Julia Xanthos, Kendall Peterson, Nola Philpot and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 12 noon at the Bennion 2nd Ward, 6100 South Kamas Drive (2480 West). Friends and family may call Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road and Thursday at the church, 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, Sandy City Cemetery.

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