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Carole Petersen, Wife of Parley Petersen, Passes Away; Golf Community Extends Sympathy

Carole Joyce Petersen, the wife of Parley Petersen, long time general manager of Riverside Country Club, passed away Thursday, August 30, in Provo, and the Utah Golf Association joins the entire Utah golf community in expressing sympathy to Parley and his family.”Parley is a past president of the UGA and served on the Board of Directors for nine years and has been an important part of Utah golf, and we are saddened by the loss of his supportive wife and extend our sympathy to him,” said John Taylor, current president of the UGA.Services are planned for Wednesday evening and Thursday at 11 a.m.The obituary as it appeared in The Daily Herald in Provo is reprinted below.
Carole Joyce Petersen1941 ~ 2013Carole Joyce Petersen passed away on August 30, 2013. She was 72 years old. She leaves behind her husband Parley and her children Mike and Pam (Young) and their respective families.Joyce was born in Salt Lake City on July 17, 1941, her parents were Marvin Wilson & Carole Orr. Tragedy struck early in her life when she was five years old her father was killed by a drunk driver leaving Joyce her mother and siblings; Arlene, Pat, and Glen in desperate straits.Her mother was devastated and eventually lost her children and they were placed in foster care. After several foster homes Joyce moved to Provo to live with her Aunt Ella Jacobsen. During her stay at her Aunt and Uncles she was introduced to the Elbert and Ella Miller family.She took the Miller name and was known as Joyce Miller in her Provo days. During these years she attended and graduated from Provo High School. Joyce was popular at P.H.S. and served as Homecoming Queen in her senior year.After graduation she attended B.Y.U. for 2 years. While working at the original “Heaps of Pizza” in 1961, Joyce met Parley Petersen. Joyce moved to Los Angeles to be near Parley. They were engaged in the fall of 1961 and married on May 11, 1962 in the Manti Temple.Joyce and Parley were active in L.D.S. community in Los Angeles and attended the Wilshire Ward. While in Los Angeles Joyce worked as a secretary for the Burns Detective Agency. When Parley entered the golf business in Utah in 1963, the couple moved to S.L.C. Joyce quickly found employment at Lenox Industries. Her second child Pam was born just prior to the families move to Bloomington where they helped build Utah’s First Desert Resort Community. She designed and over saw the construction of her new home at Bloomington. With her home completed she moved in and lovingly cared for her family.During her 30’s and 40’s, Joyce worked in the interior design field. She established her own business “Draperies, etc.” When her husband started his career at Riverside County Club. Joyce secured a position at B.Y.U. in Public Communications Dept. She would remain on the “Third Floor” for 15 years prior to her retirement.Joyce was an active member of the L.D.S. church. She served in many callings usually associated with the young women. They loved her. She loved her Savior and had a strong testimony of the restored gospel and his love for her.Joyce was blessed with numerous talents that helped her throughout her life. She was very smart, beautiful inside and out, witty and a hard worker, a fixer, terrific with people and a joy to be with. She even learned how to play golf. Joyce could do about anything she set her mind to from being a “marble shooting champ” at 7 to unbelievable loving mother and wife. She did it all. Everyone loved her and she loved them.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday September 5, 2013 at the Edgewood Chapel 180 East 3700 North, Provo, Utah. Friends may call on Wednesday September 4, from 6:00-8:00 at Berg Mortuary 185 East Center Provo. There will be no viewing prior to the service.Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to www.bergmortuary.com