Leland Andreas Peterson

23 Sep 1936 - 18 Apr 2001


Leland Andreas Peterson

23 Sep 1936 - 18 Apr 2001
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Leland was born in Fairview Utah a twin to Leah Peterson. His parents are Reed Merrill Peterson and Arla May Stansfield PETERSON.His middle name is the name of his paternal Grandfather. When he was born he weighed very little and the doctor put him in a shoebox and set him near the pot belly stove t
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Leland Andreas Peterson


Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States


May 29, 2011


May 27, 2011

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Leland Andreas Peterson

Contributor: desdamona902 Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

Leland was born in Fairview Utah a twin to Leah Peterson. His parents are Reed Merrill Peterson and Arla May Stansfield PETERSON.His middle name is the name of his paternal Grandfather. When he was born he weighed very little and the doctor put him in a shoebox and set him near the pot belly stove to stay warm thinking he may not make it and turning his attention to the mother and the other baby. it was considered a miracle that he lived. As a young boy Leland lived in San Bernardino , California. He enjoyed watching all sports and scouting. He was an avid BYU Fan. He followed all the teams scores. He met his wife Judyth Shadoan. at BYU . They have 6 children Reed , Scott , LeeAnn , Andreas , Kevin and Liberty. Leland taught school in Fountain Valley , California. He enjoyed teaching Math. He was friendly to all his students often teasing the younger ones with questions like Are you married? They would look very confused and chuckle. He loved family and would drop in on his older sister Elaine for a visit often. The family moved to Utah around 1979 and lived in Springville , Provo and Orem. Leland worked in Administration for the school district. He attended many BYU games. He retired and served as a location missionary and enjoyed it very much. He loved to enter contests and won many things he enjoyed giving his children. I remember him saying open your eyes wide for picture! Something we still say when we take photos and still smile about it. He died in Orem , Utah at his home after receiving Hospice Care and loving care especially from his daughter Liberty.

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Leland Andreas Peterson was born on 23 Sep 1936
Leland Andreas Peterson was 8 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
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Leland Andreas Peterson was 21 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
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Leland Andreas Peterson was 27 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
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Leland Andreas Peterson was 37 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
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Leland Andreas Peterson was 49 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
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Leland Andreas Peterson was 63 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
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Leland Andreas Peterson died on 18 Apr 2001 at the age of 64
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