Liz Peterson Springer

Profile Updated: August 12, 2019
Liz Peterson
Liz Peterson


Liz Peterson


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Orem, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Russell Springer
Occupation: Grandma of 21 grandkids!
Children: We have 7 children:
Melanie 1972, Camille 1974, Paul 1975, David 1977, Brian 1980, Scott 1982 and More…Karen 1984
We are the proud grandparents to 21 grandchildren ranging from 4 months to 24 years old. Our children have lived all over the country with 3 moving to Utah to be closer to us. We love having them nearby. It does make for a fun trip to visit the other kids and their families. It gives us a chance to see different parts of the beautiful USA. Our three oldest are attending BYU (Brigham Young University). We are having a great time with them so close.

FYI For some odd reason both my Junior and Senior pictures were left out in the yearbook. I have been sad about that over the years! I have no idea where my old pics are but I added 2 that were taken about the same time.

I graduated from Encina High School Midterm in January of 1969 so that I could attend American River College a semester before heading to BYU in the fall. My parents moved from Sacramento the summer I left for BYU... I never returned back to Sacramento until the year of our 20th Year Class Reunion.

September 2, 1971, I married Russell, (now 48 wonderful years together). After finishing school and his MBA we headed to Detroit Michigan to work for Ford Motor Company. Five of our children were born there. We lived there for 15 years. We also lived in Reno Nevada (2 years) and now Orem Utah (almost 30 years). After our youngest was in school, I taught Elementary School for almost 10 years, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades.

Recently in the past few years, Russ and I served as Missionary Coordinators in the Addiction Recovery Program for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was a life-changing experience for us to see many miracles of wonderful men and women overcome the plague of alcohol, drugs, sexual addiction, and pornography. After finishing that assignment we volunteered to be full-time missionaries for our church. We were assigned to Kentucky to serve the people there for 1 1/2 years. It also was a most amazing experience, making many wonderful friendships with those in the back hills of the Daniel Boone National Forest. We were assigned to the town of McKee in Jackson County, Kentucky. We have been home now reconnecting with all our family having family reunions and lots of visiting around the country.

School Story:

My happy memories were the yearly musicals, in Choir with Mr. Carry, singing in a Barbar Shop quartet at the talent shows and fashion shows as well as modeling the clothes I made in the sewing classes.

Another happy memory was getting my Red cross Life-Saving badge after swimming a mile, etc. etc. and learning synchronized swimming in our PE class.

I had an early morning Seminary class every morning before school with many of my friends who were also members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We would get to school early just in time to enjoy freshly baked donuts from the cafeteria. I can still smell the yummy aroma and the fun time we had together.

Last summer I saw Stan Astle for the first time in 30 years. The last time we connected was at our 20 year class reunion. It was so fun to see him again. He was my first love!!!

I am looking forward to reconnecting with everyone again at the 50th Reunion.

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