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Wade J. Peterson

10/06/1944 - 04/02/2021
Service Date: 04/17/2021
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints- 8824 S Avenue 36 E, Wellton, Arizona
Visitation Date: 04/19/2021
Visitation Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 East University, Drive, Mesa, Arizona
Interment: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, Arizona

Wade J. Peterson joined his eternal family on Friday, April 2, 2021.  He died of natural causes at his home in Phoenix, Arizona.  Wade was born October 6, 1944, in Rexburg, Idaho to Gordon and Mildred (Johnson) Peterson.

He was a life-long farmer and a US Navy veteran. He attended Antelope Union High School, Class of 1962, and Ricks College where he met Sandie, his wife of 51 years.

Wade was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many capacities including Bishop and the people of the Wellton Ward were truly part of his family. One of the highlights in Wade’s life was serving a mission for The Church in New York. He loved it!

He also loved living in the Wellton-Mohawk Valley and enjoyed attending any and all of the community events. He contributed as a leader in 4-H, Cub Scouts, and served for many years on the Wellton School board and the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District board.

Wade is survived by his wife, Sandie, children, Bryce Wade Peterson (Andrea), Kira Jane Turner (Micah), brother, Layne G. Peterson (Sandy), sister, Liane Fuller (Alan), and sister, Lori Peterson.

Wade has seven grandchildren who were the light of his life: Ashley (Brigham), Jenna, Brooklyn, Kylie, Andrew, Abigail, and Isaac. He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ryan Kay Peterson.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8824 S Avenue 36 E, Wellton, Arizona.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona followed by private family interment at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

In lieu of flowers donations to St. Mary’s Food Bank or The Church of Jesus Christ Humanitarian Aid Fund are suggested.






  • Colleen Skinner

    I will miss my cousin Wade. He was such a wonderful man with a infectious grin and a deep caring for his family. He’s going to leave a huge void in my family. Love you, Wade!

  • James Christensen

    Susan and I would like to share our love for you, your family and Wade. We sure appreciated all of your support while we were in the Wellton area. May the goodness of His love shine upon you during this very special time.

  • Leon Archibald

    Dear Cousins,
    We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you mourn the death and celebrate the life of Wade. We wish we could be there with you all. This comes too close to the passing of his mother, our wonderful Aunt Mildred.

    We made a donation in memory of Wade to LDS Humanitarian Aid.

    With love from the children of your Aunt Donna Johnson Archibald,
    DeeAnn and Wayne DeMill, Brent and Henrietta Archibald, Donald and Sherry Archibald, Leon and Valeen Archibald, and Beth Archibald Stone

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