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Lynn Harris

May 19, 1958 — August 9, 2023

Lynn Suzanne Peterson was born May 19, 1958, to Ralph Rudy (Pete) Peterson and Mary Jane (Jane) DeBolt in Seattle, WA. She had one sister, Renae, and two brothers, Brad and Bob. Lynn spent her childhood and teenage years in the Seattle and Bellevue areas in the state of Washington. Lynn graduated from Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA, in 1976.

Lynn was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on August 9, 1975. She was very involved with the Bellevue Single Adult group and the Seattle 11th Singles Ward. Lynn had a group of friends in the Singles Ward that loved to go water skiing. They would ski on Lake Wahington, Lake Sammamish and Cresent Bar on the Columbia River. They called themselves the "Blue Whale Tours" and were very close friends up until the day Lynn passed away. Lynn met her husband, Craig, in the Seattle 11th Singles Ward. They were married in the Seattle Temple on June 25, 1982. Lynn and Craig have four children: Valerie, Alan, Shane, and Brian. Lynn's favorite activities were to go camping and family reunions. Her favorite reunion spot was the beach house in Ventura, CA. Lynn was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life and held many leadership positions in Primary, Young Women's, and Relief Society. Lynn also loved to go on cruises. Before Covid, Lynn and Craig would go cruising with family and friends almost every year.

Lynn and her family moved from Washington to Utah in June 1999. Shortly after moving to Utah Lynn worked at the Snowbird Childrens Mountain School. She did it to get a free pass for herself and greatly discounted season passes for her husband and children. Also, while living in Utah, Lynn and Craig served as Service Missionaries at the Conference Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as a Tour Guide, a Chairman of the Friday Night Shift and Supervisor for all shifts at the Conference Center. She made many friends while serving at the Conference Center and loved meeting people from all over the world who would come to take a tour of the Conference Center. In March 2019, Lynn and Craig moved from Sandy, UT to Daybreak in South Jordan. Lynn loved to ride her electric bike on the trails all around Daybreak. She especially like to ride around Oquirrh Lake and feed the ducks. She also liked to attend the free concerts during the summer. Her favorite bands were the Beach Boys and Beatles tribute bands.

Lynn had many Christ-like qualities. She was loyal, loving, kind, a friend to everyone, never said an unkind word about anyone, interested in knowing people personally, and would do anything for anyone even if she had just met them. She was definitely an over-achiever. Whenever she was asked to do something, it was done to the highest quality standards and would usually include a personal touch only she knew about.

She loved her children and grandchildren. She could never do enough for them. She was always making sure they felt loved and protected. She was, in turn, loved by them. Lynn loved to give hugs and was enthusiastically hugged back by her children and grandchildren. Her grandchildren would affectionately call her Nana or Nana Shasta. They used Nana Shasta to differentiate her from the other grandmas and Shasta was the name of our dog when our children were growing up.

Lynn had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. Whenever Lynn was talking on her phone in another room in the house, Craig could hear her laughing throughout the call. She always had a happy outlook on life. Many times, she would laugh so hard, she would end up snorting. She was especially famous with her waterskiing friends. She would usually laugh and snort when she was getting in the cold water of the Columbia River. Sometimes she would snort so loud, it would echo off the cliffs. That would just make her laugh louder and make her snort again. Everyone in the boat would be laughing too.

Lynn passed away, August 9, 2023, from the effects of a severe stroke. She was surrounded by her husband and four loving children and their spouses. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Rudy (Pete) Peterson and Mary Jane (Jane) DeBolt, and her oldest brother Bradley Peterson. She is survived by her husband Craig Harris, Daughter, Valerie Kesler (Jake), Son, Alan Harris, Son, Shane Harris (Mindy), Son, Brian Harris, Sister, Renae Salgado (Jim), and Brother, Bob Peterson. Lynn and Craig have 8 grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 26, 2023, 11:00 am at the Garden Park Stake Center, 11632 South Night Heron Road, South Jordan, UT, 84009

Viewings will be held Friday, August 25, 2023, 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the Stake Center and again Saturday, August 26, 2023, 10:00 - 10:45 am at the Stake Center prior to the funeral services.

Interment: South Jordan City Cemetery, 10630 S 1055 W, South Jordan, Utah.

Those wishing to livestream the funeral service may do so at the following link:

Meeting ID:  486 996 5224

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Service Schedule

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Public Viewing

Friday, August 25, 2023

6:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 26, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)

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