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 Rosemarie <I>Blood</I> Petersen

Rosemarie Blood Petersen

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 17 May 1991 (aged 76)
Richland, Benton County, Washington, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 10-15-C-9
Memorial ID 122880 · View Source
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Daughter of Lawrence Colemere Blood and Elizabeth Beata Barnes

Husband Charles Joseph Petersen

Obituary - Rosemarie Blood Petersen, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away May 17 in Richland, Washington. Funeral services were May 21, 1991.

Rosemarie was born February 28, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lawrence C. Blood and Elizabeth Barnes Blood. She attended local schools, including East High School and the University of Utah, where she graduated with a degree in sociology. She attained her masters degree in 1962. After graduation she worked for a short period of time as a social (case) worker for the Salt Lake County Department of Public Welfare. After her marriage in 1937, she moved to California with her husband, where she became an employee, as a case worker, with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Welfare. She also did welfare work in Great Falls, Montana.

She and her family returned to Salt Lake City in the early 1950's, where again she was employed by the Salt Lake County Department of Public Welfare until her retirement. She had a pleasing and fulfilling career in Salt Lake City, where she became involved in a number of activities, including becoming involved in finding good homes for abused and abandoned babies. She aided young women with their various problems, supervised nursing homes in Salt Lake County; was the medical consultant for the University of Utah, and for a number of years, and until her retirement, supervised case workers.

Rosemarie was greatly disturbed by the abuse of children, and she constantly fought a losing battle. She became involved in a number of these cases, and sometimes so involved she carried them to the state capitol. She was rebuffed by laws in existence that required the parent of the abused to bring charges against the abuser. This situation angered her, but her hands (and others) were tied-no charges, no trial, the abuser free. So in her behalf, may the people of the State of Utah find some way to bring these criminals to justice.

Rosemarie served the city and state. She became involved in a number of other activities, including serving as president of the Dental Society, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Travelers Aid Society.

Rosemarie is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles J. Petersen, her daughter, Barbara Petersen Charlot, her son-in-law, Larry Charlot, and granddaughter Camber Charlot, all of Richland, Washington; and her grandson, Christopher Charlot, of Seattle, Washington; all of whom will cherish her memory and remember her gentle, loving ways.

Arrangements were handled, and we all thank you, by Larkin Mortuary, Salt Lake City.

Interment: The Kaysville, Utah City Cemetery, where she is with her mother and father, brother, Dr. William B. Blood, and sister, Kathryn Blood Iverson. May she rest in peace. Services: honoring her wishes, there were in attendance immediate family members only.

Those who wish may contribute, in her memory, to the American Heart Association.

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Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT)
Date: May 22, 1991
Edition: Metro
Page: B6


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  • Maintained by: kent shepard
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 122880
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rosemarie Blood Petersen (28 Feb 1915–17 May 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122880, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by kent shepard (contributor 46959088) .