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Loma Mead


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Loma Mead

Loma Mead, 84, of Rock Springs passed away Feb. 20, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Mead died following a lengthy illness.  

She was born on July 23, 1930 in Wiley, Colo. the daughter of the late Chester Petersen and Lizzie Petersen.

Mead attended schools in Buhl, Idaho and was a graduate of the Buhl High School with the class of 1948.

She married Wilbur Mead in Elko, Nev. and he later passed away in Roosevelt, Utah.

Mead had been employed as a bookkeeper for High Security Lock and Alarm and retired in 2014.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Women's Auxiliary, and Women's Bible Study Group. Her interests included spending time with her family, word puzzles, reading, cooking and sewing.

She is survived by two sons, John Forest of Royal City, Wash. and Douglas Forest of Rock Springs; two daughters, Cindy Elder and husband Mark of Rock Springs, and Linda Greenlaugh of Idaho; two brothers, Bill Petersen and wife Bernice of Boise, Idaho and Vance Petersen and wife Cindy of Rock Springs; four grandchildren, Robert Elder and wife Amber, Adam Elder, Matthew Elder and Alicia Smith and husband Randall; two great-grandchildren, Hannah Smith and Gabrial Smith; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Keith Petersen; one sister, Mary Pehrson; nephews Lynn Petersen and Chris Pehrson and one granddaughter, Jennifer Elder.

Funeral services took place today. Graveside services and inurnment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services.


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