To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Luzon Peterson 1914 ~ 2008 RICHFIELD, UTAH- Luzon Anderson Hunter Peterson died peacefully on Sunday, June 15, 2008 of causes incident to age at the age of 94. The ninth child from a family of 11 children, Luzon was born April 6, 1914, in Central Valley, Sevier County, Utah, to Soren and Christina M. Sorenson Anderson. Luzon graduated from South Sevier High School at Monroe, Utah in 1932. She continued her education in Salt Lake City, Utah earning her R.N. degree in 1935. For the next 40 years, she served in various nursing capacities in Cedar City, Salt Lake City and Sevier County. The last 23 years of Luzon's nursing career were spent as a public health nurse in Sevier County where she traveled throughout the county serving the public's health needs, particularly those of school children. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Luzon served as chairwoman for many fund raising drives for the heart, lung, and cancer societies for many years. She participated in various Utah Heart Association activities and was a member of Utah State Nursing Association. On September 2, 1937, Luzon married Frank H. Hunter in Richfield, Utah. He was a B-17 pilot killed in World War II over Italy, July 22, 1943. Luzon later married Verl A. Peterson on December 4, 1948 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He preceded her in death September 17, 2001. Upon retirement in 1974, Luzon and Verl spent their winters in Arizona and California in their travel trailer where they were able to continue to golf, swim and sight see. In the summer, they were very proud of their large vegetable garden. A member of the LDS Church, Luzon was able to be sealed to Verl in the Mount Timpanogos Temple in the last few years. Among Luzon's most notable traits were her compassion for others, her ability to make all those around her feel comfortable, her quick wit, and her endurance as evidence by her age. Luzon is survived by brother, Talmage (Sylvia) Anderson, Central Valley; brother-in-law, Wayne (Verle) Peterson, Salina; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six sisters, three brothers. The family would like to express special thanks to the loving care providers of Sunrise of Sandy, Aspen Ridge, and Hearts For Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cancer Society or Primary Children's Hospital. Funeral services will be held Sat., June 21 at 12 Noon at the Magleby Mortuary Chapel (50 W. 100 S.) in Richfield. Friends may call prior to the services 10:30-11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Richfield City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 6/19/2008.