On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Susan Peterson and her 23-year-old son James were shot and killed near Hiawatha, Utah. At the request of Susan’s husband, Shane Peterson, their LDS Bishop offers the following statement from the family:
Susan was a loving mother of 15 children, ages 28 to 3. She was very active in the community and in her church. Susan was very service oriented and was always taking care of other people. She was a very intelligent person, always thirsting for knowledge in bettering herself and her family. Her family was her whole life and she supported them in all they did. Susan always thought of others before herself. Her husband states that she would often go without new clothing and other necessities in order to make sure her children had what they needed. She never wanted for herself. James was kind-hearted and would give you the shirt off his back. He was very personable, kind, respectful and thoughtful of others.
A GoFundMe account has been set up in the name of Susan and James Peterson. www.gofundme.com/2xa5xn0 Susan and James Peterson.
The family requests privacy at this time as they deal with their loss.