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Maryann P. Beard, age 85, passed away on January 23, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born May 13, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Charles Joseph Peterson and Norma Lewis Peterson. She attended East High School and the University of Utah. She married Leland Milo Beard on November 4, 1960 in Utah.

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, and sister passed away on January 23, 2018 due to natural causes at LDS hospital. She loved sewing for us kids and she loved to read Romance novels and taking pictures at family get-togethers. She was a loving and caring person always willing to do anything for anyone that needed it.

She is survived by her children; Bonnie Beard, Cathy Greeson, Leland Milo Beard Jr., Michael Beard, and Bruce Beard; siblings; Shirley Archer, Richard Peterson, Robert Peterson, Charles Joseph Peterson III; and 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

Maryann is preceded in death by her husband; Leland Milo Beard; father; Charles Joseph Peterson Jr.; mother; Norma Lewis Peterson; daughters Diane Beard and April Perry; and sisters; Deloris and Lucille Peterson.

Viewings will be held Monday, January 26, 2018 at 6-8pm, and Tuesday, January 27, 2018 at 12pm and Funeral Service will be held January 27, 2018 at 1pm at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah 84120.