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1919 Louise 2015

Louise Peckham

June 8, 1919 — August 21, 2015

Louise Boulter Peckham Helper...Louise Boulter Peckham passed away peacefully August 21, 2015 in the comfort of her home with her daughters by her side. Born June 8, 1919 to William A. and Esther Angela Peart Boulter in Sandy, Utah. Mom grew up in Sandy, attended Jordan High School, met the love of her life Desmond Charles Peckham, they married February 13, 1937. With three little children they lived in a small house in Sandy then moved to a garage in Midvale with no running water while Desmond built their home. Desmond often worked out of town so the house and children were left to Mom's capable hands. In 1948 the family moved to Indianola where Mom was the community 4-H leader. In 1960 they made their final move to Helper. Mom served in many capacities (including president) in the Helper Women's Club. Mom worked hand-in-hand with City Council to beautify the Senior Park, and other community efforts. Mom was a life-long member of the Sewing Club, Rio Grande Vet Club, Ladies ' Auxiliary, Good Sam Club and the Helper Lions Club. Fond memories and good friends were made while traveling with the Lions to Australia, Japan, Bahamas and many locations in the United States. After Desmond's retirement many happy summers were spent traveling the Oregon coast and frequent visits to Penny in Alaska. Mom is survived by children: Desmond Gerald Peckham, Raelene Beckstrom, Joyce Greco, Dianna and Jerry Tanner, Penny Tupper, daughter-in-laws: Sherrie Peckham, and Leena Peckham. Mom is preceded in death by her husband Desmond Charles, sons Royce Iven, James Michael, grandsons Shawn and Michael Peckham, granddaughter Tammy Bird, and Holley Shotack, son in law Darrell Beckstrom, daughter-in-law Jeanette Peckham and great-great granddaughter Lexi Lloyd. Mom will be dearly missed by family and friends. The family wants to express thanks to the staff at CNS Hospice Care and a special thanks to Kerry for the kind loving care she gave Mom. A thank you to Dr. Monahan and his staff for the long-time care they gave Mom. Funeral Services will be on Friday August 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Helper LDS Stake Center 150 Ridgeway. The family will receive friends and family on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Helper LDS Stake Center and one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in Helper, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary. Friends and family may sign the guestbook and share memories of Louise at www.fausettmortuary.com
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