Peggy Rue Stewart Mower
Jan. 18, 2018
Peggy Rue Stewart Mower passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. She was 92 years old.
Peggy was born on July 6, 1925, in Fairview, Utah to Lanson and Sarah Stewart. Peggy spent her childhood growing up and attending school in Fairview. Singing on street corners with her teenage friends was a treasured childhood memory. From the time Peggy was a little girl she knew she wanted to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1946 she accomplished this goal when she was called to serve in the Western States Mission, which covered Beatrice and Omaha, Nebraska and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
After her mission, Peggy reunited with her high school sweetheart, Reed Mower (deceased), and they were married on June 5, 1950, in the Salt Lake Temple. They had two children, Peggy Lee-deceased (Jim), Stavast and Steven Reed (Sara), Mower, 10 grandchildren, and 31 great grandchildren.
Peggy raised her children in Burley and Boise, Idaho; Roswell, New Mexico; Fillmore, Delta, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Peggy and Reed moved back to Fairview in 1983 and spent the remainder of their lives enjoying their hometown.
One of the most valuable things to Peggy was family and family history. Peggy always made sure each family member knew how much she loved them and how important they were to her. Peggy dedicated many years of her life to being an active member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers; teaching family heritage to future generations to ensure the stories were not forgotten.
Peggy also treasured her testimony of the Gospel and Jesus Christ. Peggy was a scriptorian, being able to recite many verses from the scriptures. Peggy also loved church history stories and will always be remembered passing these stories down to children, grandchildren and friends. Peggy showed her family how important service was by holding many church callings throughout the years. Peggy kept a positive attitude throughout life, and will always be remembered responding with a “You Betcha” anytime she could.
Peggy had a love for music, painting, traveling and learning. Her belief was that you were never too old to learn. Peggy cherished the time spent with loved ones and could keep you up until the wee hours of the night entertained with her stories of life. Most family members will treasure the memory of playing cards and Mexican Train with Peggy and Reed when visiting. Peggy also leaves behind crocheted blankets and potholders as a memory for each grandchild, stitched with love throughout the years.
Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2017, at 11 a.m., at the Red Brick Church at 122 S. Street, Fairview. A viewing will be held on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held in the Fairview Cemetery. Online condolencerasmussenmortuary.com.