April 10, 1941 ~ March 20, 2024 (age 82)

Dianne Peterson Lower passed away peacefully on March 20, 2024, and heaven gained our precious angel.

She was born on April 10, 1941, in Provo, Utah to Gerald W. Peterson and Rosalind Faye Hansen. She had a fun-loving childhood with her brother Jerry, sister Gloria, and eventually her brother Desi. Her parents taught her Christlike principles. She was a happy, caring girl who made friends wherever she went.

During her youth, she developed a life-long love for music. She loved dancing, singing, and playing the piano. She also enjoyed ice and roller skating, cooking, and sewing.

During her high school years “Pete” was a born leader. She served in multiple student government and club leadership positions including Freshman Vice President and Senior Student Body Secretary, Junior Representative for the Girls League, and sang in multiple operettas and choirs. In her spare time, she was a chorister, and accompanist for seminary and was the Stake Junior Gleaner President. She graduated from North Cache High School in 1959 with fond memories of her time there.

While attending college at Utah State University, Dianne met her sweetheart Sam Lower. He was a hard-working farm boy from Lewiston who had recently returned from a mission in Hong Kong.

During their courtship, they loved attending dances together. From the moment they met, they were ‘twitterpated’ with each other according to Dianne’s mother, Faye. They were married on December 28, 1959, in the Logan Temple.

Dianne was a dedicated and loving mother to many. She gave birth to six children and opened her home to seven more through Foreign Exchange and Native American placement programs. She listened, supported, and encouraged all her children throughout her life.

Dianne relocated her family multiple times during Sam’s career as a Mechanical Engineer. His assignments took them to California, Utah, Japan, and Guam. She was a constant support to him in all his endeavors.

They made their forever home in Plain City, Utah where they made wonderful friends and were grateful for the support their family received.

She served for two decades as a Missionary at the Ogden Family History Center, where she enjoyed helping others learn about their ancestors. She gained many friends there and performed work for her deceased ancestors every Friday at the Ogden Temple.

Dianne was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and gained an unwavering testimony through study, prayer, and service. She served in multiple callings over the years. She loved her Savior and was a true example of Christlike love.

Throughout her life, Dianne served others and was a selfless example of putting her family ahead of her pursuits. She loved her family with all her heart.

Dianne is survived by her son Bob (Michele) Lower, daughter Susan (Phil) Burnett, sons David (Chris) Lower and Dan (Brenda) Lower, and daughter Christy Christensen, as well as 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Gloria (Bill) Orison, her brother Desmond (Kathy) Peterson, her sister-in-law Helen Simmons, and many other relatives.

She was preceded in passing by her eternal companion Sam Lower in 2021; her son Steven Lower, a grandson, Kelton Lower; a great-grandson, Hughes Fisher, a son-in-law Clay Christensen, her loving parents Gerald and Faye Peterson, her sister Carol, her brother Jerry, and her parents-in-law, Steve and Oka Lower.

Special thanks to Avamere at Mountain Ridge Assisted Living, and Petersen Farms Assisted Living, who have provided wonderful care to Dianne over the past several years. And to Denise at Inspiration Home Health and Hospice, for providing loving, and compassionate care during Dianne’s final days.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at noon at the Plain City 4th Ward building located at 2335 N. 4350 W. Plain City, Utah 84404.

A viewing will be held at the church before the service on Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Interment to follow at Plain City Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Myers Mortuary.

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