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Our beloved hus­band, father and grand­fa­ther, Jay O. Peter­son, passed away Satur­day, June 17, 2017 at the age of 87. Jay was born June 1, 1930 to John O and Olivia K. Peter­son in San­taquin Utah. He lived in the same house he was born in from 1930-1999.

He served our Coun­try in the United States Army from 1947 to 1950 in the Korean War. Jay mar­ried his sweet­heart, Norma Lee Jol­ley, on Novem­ber 30, 1951. Their marriage was later sol­em­nized in the Manti LDS Tem­ple. She pre­ceded him in death on June 20, 1993.

While rais­ing their four chil­dren, Jay held var­i­ous jobs. He was a bus driver, butcher, as­phalt truck driver, su­per­vi­sor at Tro­jan Pow­der, and in ad­di­tion was on the aux­il­iary po­lice force and served as the cap­tain of civil de­fense from 1961-1965. He served as Jus­tice of the Peace from 1965-1988 for the Utah High­way Pa­trol, Utah County Sher­iff and San­taquin City. He served as the San­taquin Fire Chief for a year and was a vol­un­teer fire fighter for ap­prox­i­mately 60 years.

In June of 1999 Jay found love again and mar­ried Phyl­lis Mad­son of Payson, Utah. At that time he left his home and moved to Elk Ridge, Utah. He and Phyl­lis have en­joyed the last 17 years to­gether hav­ing great ad­ven­tures.

Jay is sur­vived by his wife Phyl­lis; chil­dren, Mar­i­anne (Max) Hohrein, John (Karen) Peter­son; daugh­ter-in-law Jac­quee Peter­son; step-chil­dren Craig (Karen) Mad­son, Kevin (Peggy) Mad­son, Gor­don (Rochelle) Mad­son and Ja­son Kaze. He is also sur­vived by his grand­chil­dren, Ni­c­hole Palmer, Whit­ney Franz, Marty (Yiselle) Breen, Melissa (Den­nis) Taul, Chad Hohrein, Amy Hohrein, Brandy (Nick) Peck, Lindsy (David) Bray, Matt (Molly) Twitchell, Hay­den (Gretchen) Twitchell; and 11 great grand­chil­dren. In ad­di­tion he has 18 step-grand­chil­dren and 12 step-great grand­chil­dren. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, wife, Norma Lee, chil­dren, Martin Jay Peter­son and Janet Lee Kelsey, his brother Max VanAus­dal and sis­ter Ora Peery.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Thurs­day, June 22nd at the San­taquin Stake Cen­ter. In­ter­ment with mil­i­tary rites were sched­uled in the San­taquin City Ceme­tery. Share con­do­lences with the fam­ily at www.brown­fam­i­ly­mor­tu­ary.com.

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