Loran Dale Peterson, 89, of Snowflake, died peacefully May 31, 2019 at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1929, to Hyrum and Anna Peterson in Snowflake.
He was a lifelong resident of Snowflake aside from his time in the military and when he lived for a short time in Queen Creek, where he met the love of his life Vera Emogene (Jeannie) Morris. In 1954 they were married in the Mesa Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and remained devout members for the rest of their lives; serving in many different callings within the church.
Dale supported his family and retired from working at the Snowflake Papermill. He enjoyed riding his bike, camping and walking. He is well known for his walks through town often two or three times a day. Dale loved to share his stories with family and those he met around town.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Emogene and grandchild Kade.
He is survived by four daughters and two sons; Lorri (Scott), Kipp (Shug), Kevin (Traci), Tanya (Kent), Deneil and DonEtta. As well as 34 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren with one more on the way and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at the Main Street Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 48 N. Main Street, Snowflake. A viewing will be held the evening prior from 6-8 p.m. at the church and the following morning at 10 a.m. in the Relief Society Room. Interment will follow in the R.V. "Mike" Ramsay Memorial Cemetery.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake handled arrangements. For those who have special memories and would like to send private condolences or sign an online guest book, visit www.owenslivingstonmortuary.com.