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Clara "Beth" Peterson Tanner Sudweeks
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1909
Saint Johns
Apache County
Arizona, USA
Death: May 12, 2001
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Parents: Brigham Young Peterson & Stella Jarvis Peterson

Spouses: 1) Roy Tanner 2) Joseph Sudweeks

Clara Beth Peterson Tanner

Sudweeks, age 92 former resident of Provo, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2001 in
Gilbert, Arizona.

She was born April 25, 1909 in St. Johns, Arizona, a daughter of Brigham Young and
Stella Jarvis Peterson. She was the third of 12 children.

She married Roy Tanner, October 14, 1934. He preceded her in death. She married Dr.
Joseph Sudweeks, August 4, 1950. He also preceded her in death.

Beth was especially bright from the time she was a child. She could read from a
version of the Bible at four years old. Beth was graduated from St. Johns High
School and went on to graduate from the University of Arizona.

She earned her Masters Degree from Brigham Young University. She continued her
education throughout her life, studying in Boston, Massachusetts and in other areas
of the country. She was a great educator both in learning, teaching, and counseling.
She served as editor of The Instructor Magazine for The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints for many years. She was also responsible for editing the Sunday
School curriculum. She will be remembered for her activity in the Utah Republican
Party and for her service as Women's Committee Chairman.

Survivors include: a brother and four sisters, B.Y. (Phoebe)

Peterson, Mesa, AZ; Anna (Phil) Richey and Ethel Hext, both of St. Johns, AZ; Ora
(Adelbert) Nelson, Saford, AZ; and Lois (David) Salisbury, Provo; also many nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, two sisters,
Stella Whitmer and Pauline Hansen Oldham; one brother, George; and three infant

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 19, 2001, 11 a.m., in the Walker Mortuary, 85
East 300 South, Provo, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment
will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Walker
Family Mortuary of Provo.

-Deseret News, Thursday, May 17, 2001
Family links: 
  Brigham Young Peterson (1879 - 1951)
  Stella Jarvis Peterson (1883 - 1974)
  Joseph Sudweeks (1883 - 1959)
  Leroy Parkinson Tanner (1895 - 1944)*
  Clara Peterson Tanner Sudweeks (1909 - 2001)
  Margaret Peterson (1911 - 1911)*
  Ora Peterson Nelson (1912 - 2003)*
  George Albert Woodrow Peterson (1914 - 1944)*
  Josephine Peterson (1917 - 1917)*
  Brigham Young Peterson (1918 - 2012)*
  Charles Jarvis Peterson (1921 - 1921)*
  Anna Peterson Richey (1924 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Provo City Cemetery
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: 9 -- 93
Maintained by: Rhonda
Originally Created by: Jess Brown
Record added: Nov 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61874655
Clara Beth <i>Peterson Tanner</i> Sudweeks
Added by: Jess Brown
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- Carin Archer
 Added: Nov. 1, 2016

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