1935 Darlene 2024

Darlene Patterson Peterson

August 7, 1935 — February 3, 2024

Richfield, Utah

Darlene Peterson, Richfield, Utah

    Darlene Marie Patterson Peterson, 88, passed away on February 3, 2024 in Richfield, after a hard fought battle with Dementia. She was born on August 7, 1935, in Pioche, Nevada, the first of six children born to Aubra Clark and Veone Christensen Patterson.

    Darlene lived in Manderfield until she was 8 years old and then moved to Joseph. Darlene attended elementary school in Elsinore and then Joseph. She attended South Sevier High where she graduated in 1953.  She met Richard L. “Dick”  Peterson at Fish Lake at a dance, they loved going to Fish Lake to the activities. They were married on December 12, 1952 in Elsinore. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple. Together they had three children: Beth Ann Rickenbach (Clair, deceased), Glenwood; Cay Lyn (John) Juluson, Richfield; Calvin Peterson, Ely, NV. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She had many wonderful memories with her grandchildren. Dick preceded her in death on September 1, 2013.

    She helped Dick in the insurance business for many years. They later quit the insurance business to fulfill their dream of having their own greenhouses. Darlene would get all her housework done and then away to the greenhouses she would go. She was well known for her geraniums. 

    Survived by her children and grandchildren; sisters: Shirley Studebaker and Lea Peterson

    Also preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Edwin “Sonny” Patterson, Gordon Patterson, Julia Ann Mayhew; and son-in-law, Clair Rickenbach.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 12:00 Noon in the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield, where friends may call for viewing from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com 

    The family would like to thank the staff at Stonehenge for their excellent care and assistance to Darlene. Also Zion’s Way Hospice for their care and support.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

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