October 25, 1931 - June 3, 2022
Peter Kent Leigh, age 90, passed away on June 3, 2022. Peter was born the youngest of six children in Cedar City, Utah to Peter Fife and Rebecca Bladen Leigh. He is the last surviving member of his family. As a child, Peter learned the value of hard work by helping his dad with the sheep and spending time on Cedar Mountain. This work ethic served both him and his family throughout his life. He married Geraldine Fakler on November 22, 1950 and raised three children together. They enjoyed being in the outdoors at Lake Powell or traveling in their fifth wheel trailer following retirement. Peter worked for the Bureau of Land Management for 32 years and retired in 1994. Prior to working at the BLM, he worked at the Columbia Iron Mines. Pete was a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He was an avid outdoorsman and spent many hunting seasons with friends in the mountains of Southern Utah. He looked forward to the hunts each Fall. He was also a lifetime member of the Cedar City Elks Lodge BPOE 1556. Peter was a Veteran where he proudly served his country in the Korean War as a member of the Utah Army National Guard, 213th Battalion, Southern Utah. During the Battle at Kapyong, his battalion was miraculously preserved, and all returned home safely. After coming home, he continued his service for 13 years in the Utah National Guard where he reached the rank of Master Sergeant. Peter is preceded in death by his wife, parents, and siblings: Rex; Clint; Bladen; Venice; and Sylvia; and his beloved dog Clyde. He is survived by his son, Jimmie (Diane) and daughters, Cindy (Nathan) Lovell, Susan; 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Monday, June 13, 2022, at the Cedar City Cemetery at 11:00 am, under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home. Military Honors will be presented. The family wishes to thank Ethan Bunker of Sun Tree Hospice and Marie Prince, Iron County Home Health for their care of Peter.
Peter Kent Leigh, age 90, passed away on June 3, 2022. Peter was born the youngest of six children in Cedar City, Utah to Peter Fife and Rebecca Bladen Leigh. He is the last surviving member of his family. As a child, Peter learned the value... View Obituary & Service Information
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Peter Kent Leigh, age 90, passed away on June 3, 2022.
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