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Mark LeRoy Petersen was born December 5, 1956, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Arnold Barr Petersen and Cathleen Louise Mellen Petersen Swain. He passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at the Intermountain Medical Center secondary to a rapidly progressive pulmonary cancer.
Mark grew up in Salt Lake County. He graduated from Cottonwood High School and graduated from Salt Lake Community College. He became a member of the Pipefitter’s Local and National Unions with whom he worked as a Pipefitter and became certified in many complex skills in his trade.
Mark has five siblings, they are; Alan Petersen of Salt Lake City, Suzanne Petersen Jones Moore (deceased), Pamela Petersen Anderson (Ken Anderson) of Nauvoo, Illinois, Brent Petersen of Nauvoo, Illinois, and Steven Petersen (deceased). He is preceded in death by his father Barr, his mother Cathy, his stepfather Norman Swain, his sister Sue, his brother Steven and grandparents – Joseph and Chessie Pollary , Clyde Mellen, Arnold Hans and Areva Petersen.
He was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized. Mark bought a home in Kearns, Utah. He shared his skills with many friends and family. He had many friends and associates in the Pipefitters Union as well as many lifelong friends who were so supportive to him throughout his life. He had outstanding neighbors. In his last few days, he was in a great mood, laughing, joking, and having fun with family.
Mark passed away peacefully. He will be cremated, and interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 "N" Street. Signs will be posted to find the gravesite. A graveside service will be held to honor him on Saturday April 8, 2023, at 10 am. Friends and family are welcome to attend. For those unable to attend, services will be streamed via Zoom. Please click on the "Watch Services" link above. You must be logged in to your Zoom account to view.
On Mark’s behalf, the family wants to thank all his family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and medical providers who were so kind to him.
My Dad was good friends with Barr - County Sheriff's Office - JACK HIGGINS 🌷💕
I’m very grateful for the times Mark and I spent together. The last month has been an extremely difficult one for Mark. I was amazed at how he accepted what was happening to him with such courage and determination. He was committed to helping his family and friends. He reached out to everyone and said goodbye. He said about his last days that he felt like he was falling off the cliff. He didn’t like drama and simply wanted to take the next step with dignity. I saw him cry. His pain was Si intense. Mark left quicker than he or I anticipated. He’s in a better place now.
He has accomplished a lot in his life. He had regrets and said often “ what can you do!” He liked to laugh and enjoy life. The day before he died he was laughing and enjoying being with family. He will be missed.