|Birth: ||Jul. 20, 1915|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 2009|
She was born in Burley, Idaho to Charles Otto and Olive Avery Peterson. She married Earl H. Carlson on June 12, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
She graduated from Burley High School and received her teaching certificate from Albion State Normal School and first taught at Murtaugh. In 1951, Leona opened up a kindergarten in the basement of their home and later constructed a building behind their home in which to house the school. In 1973, she sold her business and after Earl's retirement, they traveled the world and spent many days camping and fishing around southern Idaho.
Leona was a lifelong active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they served as temple workers in the Boise Temple.. Leona belonged to a quilting group and, over the years, she and her friends made hundreds of quilts. All of her children and grandchildren were the recipients of many of these quilts.
Leona is survived by her sons, Fred (Peggy) Carlson, Rex (Alice) Carlson and Mike (Vickie) Carlson,one daughter, Lynn (Jeff) Gossling, a daughter-in-law, Diane Carlson, twenty-seven7 grandchildren, fifty-one great-grandchildren, her brothers, Don Peterson and Byron Peterson and her sister, Luella Morgan.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Earl, their son, Monte, great-grandson, Blake Richardson, her parents, five brothers, five sisters and a stillborn son.
Source Times-News, The (Twin Falls, ID) - March 8, 2009
Charles Otto Peterson (1885 - 1951)
Olive Avery Peterson (1890 - 1955)
Earl H Carlson (1912 - 2003)*
Monte Basil Carlson (1943 - 2007)*
Charles Raymond Peterson (1909 - 1997)*
Harold Avery Peterson (1912 - 1994)*
Earl Howard Peterson (1914 - 1914)*
Leona Peterson Carlson (1915 - 2009)
Basil Otto Peterson (1918 - 1967)*
Oscar Avery Peterson (1920 - 1968)*
Alice Lila Peterson Haycock (1925 - 1999)*
Wanda Mae Peterson (1931 - 1933)*
Byron Lee Peterson (1932 - 2010)*
Zelda Peterson Torrey (1934 - 2001)*
Pleasant View Cemetery
Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
Record added: Mar 12, 2009
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