David Glen Peterson\nAugust 8, 1943 - February 5, 2022\n\nFollowing a long decline after one too many strokes, David G. Peterson passed away in his bed on February 5th. He had a colorful existence punctuated with all the highs and lows life can provide.\n\nDave was born in Salt Lake City to Richard and Lucie Peterson in 1943. He grew up in Millcreek on Millstream Lane as the middle child between sisters Sandra (William Black, M.D. deceased) and Linda (Dan Howells). He loved his sisters fiercely and took his role as their protector seriously. They maintained a close relationship all throughout Dave’s life. \n\nDave was a born salesman. His first job was selling spudnuts door to door. He soon excelled because he truly loved being around people. Indeed, he schmoozed his caretakers up until his last breath. Special thanks to Legacy House in Spanish Fork and his home caretaker, Logan.\n\nHe graduated at 17 from Granite High School ('61) and was an all-state halfback under LaVell Edwards. Dave was pleased he got to attend his 60th HS reunion last fall. Upon graduation Dave served in the Army in Military Intelligence and served 7 years in the reserves. \n\nAt 19 Dave accepted a football scholarship to play at The College of Southern Utah (‘65). While there he married Alayne Larsen of Gunnison. Dave worked in the clothing business during college and was enamored with the traveling salesmen who would frequently call on his workplace. He loved their flashy cars, clothes and style and soon joined their ranks.\n\n"Doctor Dave” began his long and storied career in the fashion world as a salesman in 1967. He loved every second of the 25 years he spent with Remy Leather Fashions as their National Sales Manager and repping many other smaller lines. He was President of the “Figueroa Fashion Fraternity” where, for 3 decades, he ruled the roost at MAGIC (LA, San Diego, & Las Vegas) - the premier convention in the fashion sales industry.\n\nDave was truly a man of his time. He smoked in his office, was a notorious flirt, kissed on the lips and bought rounds across America - hosting, for better or worse, many an impromptu night of revelry. \n\nHe lived many happy years in the middle part of his life in Texas and Arizona. But he was fiercely proud and downright evangelic about the State of Utah. Some of his most cherished times were spent on his 40 acres in Salina Creek Canyon where he built a family cabin to enjoy through the years. Deer hunts were his absolute favorite times there. \n\nHe loved nothing more than meeting and connecting with people as he travelled the world. He considered it essential to "take care of the little guy,” and was taken care of in return by doormen, ushers and attendants everywhere. He often treated you to the best seats in the house because of this maxim.\n\nWas an avid golfer, expert skier, sports fan, little league coach and hunter. He was at home in the finest mens' stores of Paris as he was field-dressing a deer every cold October.\n \nFather of Alan, Brady (Amy), Drew (Jody) and Grey. Friends with former wives Alayne & Meredith. Survived by his dearest sisters Sandra and Linda - who deserve special mention for caring for Dave in his last chapter and were his rock throughout his life. Preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter Hanna.\n\nDave wished for cremation. Open house memorial to be held from 3 - 5:30pm on March 11 at the Cottonwood Country Club, Holladay Utah.