Logan Herald Journal, 11/02/13
LOGAN, UTAH — LaRue Bennett Baird Peterson passed away on Oct. 31, 2013. She was born Feb. 25, 1927, in Mink Creek Idaho, the daughter of Harold K Baird and Verla Bennett Baird.
She was raised in Mink Creek, Idaho, and Oneida Station, Idaho. She married LaNard Richard Peterson June 4, 1947, in Logan, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. She lived most of her life in Logan in the second ward in Logan Stake. She and her husband owned and operated LaNards Fine Foods and Harold Cafe in Logan. She worked at CC Andersons, The Delmar, Green Canyon Tree Nursery, and as a maid for 18 years at Weston Inn. LaRue was known throughout Cache Valley for her beautiful gardens — she won 17 awards from State Civic Beautification. She loved to share her wonderful garden. Her friends and ward members called her yard “the garden of Eden,” where she hosted many parties for her ward and garden club. She was active in the LDS Church and served as Sunday School Secretary for many years.
She is survived by one daughter and five sons and their spouses. Verla Peterson Page and Jason Allan Page of Hamilton Va.; Clair Boyd Peterson and Lora Peterson of Logan; Quain Stacy Peterson, Preston, Idaho; Lantz Denzil Peterson and Tamara Peterson Logan; Mark Edward Peterson of Iona, Idaho; Shane Harold Peterson of Logan. She is also survived by two brothers and their spouses and one sister. Gale Baird and Velda Baird of Idaho Falls; Denzil Baird and Dorothy Baird of Brigham City, Utah. Gale Baird of Idaho Falls; Jill Hobbs of Nicholls, Ga.
She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, by one son, Richard LaNard Peterson, and two brothers, Milton and Clair Baird.
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan. A viewing will be held on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at the mortuary and prior to services from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Interment will be in Logan City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allen