Our precious mother Gloria Bosman Peterson, 74, of Mapleton, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 from complications of an abdominal aortic dissection. She was born January 29, 1948, in Provo, Utah, to Walter Bosman and Lucile Dalley. Her mother met and married Earl Dalley when she was a small child, and together, Lucile and Earl raised Gloria. Mom was an only child but she didn’t grow up alone. She had several close cousins that were more like brothers and sisters to her. She loved them all so much and always talked about the fun times they had growing up.
Gloria graduated from Provo high school. She continued her education specializing in secretarial skills. She amazed everyone when she took notes in shorthand. This abbreviated writing method looked like scribbling but Mom knew what every symbol meant. Gloria worked for the Provo police department as a secretary. Throughout her life she held other secretarial and management positions.
Gloria married and was sealed to her sweetheart, Dennis Peterson, on May 24, 1968, in the Salt Lake City temple. They made their home in Mapleton, Utah. Together they have five children: Kent, Ryan, Kevin, Joni, Karen. Gloria dedicated her life to serving her family. She took care of her ailing Mom and best friend who was a widow. Mom worked full time to help support us kids. Mom suffered her whole life with chronic pain and poor health but never complained. Patience was truly her strongest virtue.
With her family she went camping, hunting, fishing, bowling, and traveling. Baseball was important to the Peterson family! Mom never missed any of our games. Sometimes she had to watch them from beyond centerfield to avoid embarrassment when the Peterson competitive temper got heated in the dug-out. Gloria loved all of her grandkids. She loved to hear about and attend all of their activities as well. Mom was always there supporting all of us in everything we did. Words cannot express how much we will miss our sweet wife, mother, Grandmother and best friend!
Gloria is survived by her husband Dennis Peterson of Mapleton. She is also survived by her five children: Kent Peterson of Spanish Fork, Utah; Ryan (Amy) Peterson of Provo, Utah; Kevin (Jennifer) Peterson of Layton, Utah; Joni (Adrian) Ford of Spanish Fork, Utah; Karen (Joshua) Adams of Spanish Fork, Utah; and 13 grandchildren. Heidi, Spencer, Seth, Tyler, Holly, Calum, Jake, Amber, Alissa, Kasey, Cierra, Derek, and Mason.
Gloria is preceded in death by her parents Lucile, Earl, and Walter.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the Mapleton Stake Center Chapel located at 970 N 400 E, Mapleton, Utah. A viewing for friends and family will be held on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary located at 82 W 400 N in Mapleton, and on Thursday just prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Provo Eastlawn Cemetery.