LaRae Wilstead Pessetto passed away on March 25, 2012 in her home in Bountiful from liver cancer.
LaRae was born Jan. 9, 1934 to Alfred Raymond and Pearl Wilstead in Castle Gate. LaRae graduated from Carbon High School in 1952 and married John Pessetto Jr. on April 3, 1954. They made their home in Bountiful and raised their three sons, John, Scott and Craig.
LaRae taught piano lessons and earned a degree in elementary education from the University of Utah and taught for 28 years. She loved being around her children and grandchildren and was so proud of them all. LaRae entertained them and many others on her beautiful backyard deck. Each year she planted beautiful flowers. Her deck was her oasis of beauty. She loved spending morning and evenings there.
LaRae loved driving with her dear friends to see the autumn leaves. She found great society and enjoyment with her book club friends.
Her dear little dog, Josie, was her constant friend and companion these last six years. She was always proud to be a coal miner's daughter.
LaRae was preceded in death by her husband, John, 25 years earlier. She is survived by her brother Duane (Susan) Price; and her three sons and their spouses: John and Laurie, Dallas, Texas, Scott and Leslie, Anchorage, Alaska, and Craig and Michelle, Syracuse; her 14 grandchildren: Elise, Annelisa, Amy, Lara, Will, Christopher, Kevin, Travis, Scott, Justin, Jared, Abby, Julie, and Mitch; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Val Verda 5th Ward Chapel, 2663 S. 50 W., Bountiful. The viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment - Helper City Cemetery at 4 p.m.. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.