Brent “Rocky” Lee Peterson

Brent “Rocky” Lee Peterson passed away on January 5, 2017, one day after his 68th birthday, surrounded by his family in Grantsville, Utah. Brent was born to Wesley Alvin and Alice Wrathall Peterson on January 4, 1949 during a heavy snowstorm. The story the family always told was that he was almost born on the road to Tooele on Rocky Ridge, so his family always fondly referred to him as “Rocky”. In true Rocky form he followed the tradition by leaving us during a heavy snowstorm. He participated in football and baseball in high school, and was an all-region football player in his senior year. He always liked having “good times” with his high school buddies “Dude”, “Orbit” and Bob, and brothers Wylie and Errol. It can never be said he didn’t enjoy life. After graduating from Grantsville High he enlisted in the U.S. Army and completed his basic training in Fort Lewis, Washington. He was selected to be a paratrooper in the 82nd and 101st Airborne and completed his training in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He served in the TET offensive in Viet Nam where he fought valiantly for his country receiving 2 purple hearts and a bronze star. Brent was a master welder and worked for Utah Power and Light for 25 years. Later in life, he worked for Dave Christensen, where he made many fond memories and great friends. He married Sheryl Wright and was the father of Nicholas (Vikki) Peterson, Camille (Kenny) Curtis and Alison (Nick) Crosby. They later divorced and he married Susan Rasmussen and was the father of Parker (Cassie) Peterson and the loving step-father of Brooke, Josh and Jamie. They later divorced. Brent had many good friends from the very young to the very old. He never met anyone that he wouldn’t have given the “shirt off his back”. He was giving, loving, loyal and generous to a fault and is going to be missed by many, especially his 4 legged pal “Gus”. Rocky is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Errol and sister-in- law Peggy Peterson. He is survived by his older sister Lyda Gay “Gidy” (Roger) Hammond, his brother Wylie (Karla) Peterson, his children and his grandchildren Kaylie (Treavor) Buhl, Melissa (Kyle) Knight, Mackenzie Fait, Ashlynn and Paige Peterson, Olivia and Sophia Crosby, Kynlee and Baylor Peterson and great grandsons Trig and Tripp Buhl. Services for Brent will be held at the Grantsville West Stake Center, 115 East Cherry Street Grantsville, Utah. A visitation with family and friends will be held Monday, January 9th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The funeral services will be Tuesday, January 10th at 11:00 am, with a visitation one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at Gratnsville City Cemetery.

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