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Beverly LaVerla (Mickelsen) Peterson

June 11, 1927 ~ February 15, 2019 (age 91)

Beverly LaVerla MIckelsen Peterson, 91, passed away February 15, 2019 in Preston, Idaho.  She was born June 11, 1927 in Spring City, Utah the 4th of 12 children to Clarence & Emily Theora King Mickelsen.  She married the love of her life, Roy Grant Peterson on June 19, 1944 in West Jordan, Utah.  They were sealed as a family on June 19, 1961 in the Salt Lake Temple.  Together they raised eight wonderful children.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and filled with exactness every calling she was given.  She served a full-time mission in the Little Rock Arkansas Mission when she was in her 80’s.

She was a farmer’s wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.  She painted, gardened, crocheted, did Brazilian embroidery, served in the PTA, the Am Vets and the Red Cross.  Her hands were never idle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, ten of her siblings, her daughter, Beverly Ranae Peterson (Wayne) Bateman; her son, Carl DeRoy Peterson and by her grandson, Jason.  She is survived by three sons and three daughters, Reid Byron (Jean) Peterson of Grantsville, Utah; Rodney Grant (Karen) Peterson of Preston, Idaho; Jennie Ramona (Del Sr.) Birkenfeld of Santa Clara, Utah; Randy Kalvin (Susan) Peterson of Clifton, Idaho; Rayona (Kent) Frehner of St. George, Utah; Rela Sue (Cliff) Kunz of Nebraska City, Nebraska; 45 grandchildren, 161 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great grandchildren and by a sister, Jewel Paulsen of Riverton, Utah.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12 noon in the Winder Ward Chapel, 4400 N. 3600 W., Preston, Idaho.  A viewing will be held on Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church.  Interment will be in the Santa Clara Cemetery in Santa Clara, Utah on Monday, Feb. 25th at noon.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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