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Enid Parkinson Peterson

Enid Parkinson Peterson

Our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Enid Parkinson Peterson, passed away March 7, 2023, in Grantsville, Utah at the age of 98.

She was born February 26, 1925 in Grantsville, and was the last surviving child of Parley Q. and Elizabeth Ruth Binnell Parkinson. Her siblings Charles, Parley Ray and Owen Parkinson, Ruth Lavell Bowman and Mary Ann Holden all proceeded her in death.

She attended schools in Grantsville and graduated from Grantsville High School with the Class of 1943. Enid and Joe W. Peterson were married January 5, 1945 in Ely, Nevada. This union was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They celebrated 70 years together prior to Joe’s passing in 2015.

Enid was proceeded in death by her husband, her son Kent W. (Barbara) and daughter JoAnn (Gale, deceased) Hanson. She is survived by two sons, Roger (Maureen) and Joe Ray (Judy), daughter-in-law Barbara (Tom) Hammond. Also surviving are grandchildren Brian and Katie Peterson (children of Kent and Barbara), Andrew, Alex, Aaron Peterson, and Ashley Baird(children of Roger and Maureen), and Mark and Brett Peterson and Michelle Morrell (children of Joe Ray and Judy). She is also loved by 33 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at the Grantsville West Stake Center, 115 East Cherry St. Grantsville, Utah, Saturday March 11, 2023 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Funeral services will begin at 12:00. Interment will follow at the Grantsville City Cemetery.

We express our appreciation to Tricia Smith and her staff at Diamond Jane’s Assisted Living Center for their kind and compassionate care of Enid for the last 8 years.


  • Terrilyn Lee Posted March 8, 2023 7:49 pm

    One of my favorite memories is when Joe, Enid and JoAnn surprised me in Vegas at my wedding. Enid was a very special person, I was lucky to grow up with her in my life.

  • Dan & Donna Robertson Posted March 10, 2023 1:05 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Enid was a wonderful lady and a true Saint to have baked cookies for us all those years while we were playing pool above the garage and raising a ruckus. A great memory just came to me of when we visited her at Diamond Jane’s a couple years back. When introduced to me, someone asked her if she remembered me. She quickly answered, “No, I don’t. But, oh hell! Come on over here and I’ll give you a big hug anyway!” And she did. What a sweet, wonderful lady she was. Papa Joe will be so happy to have her back again. 🤗

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