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Richard Bruce Reid (1939-2012) Obituary

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Richard Bruce Reid (1939-2012) Obituary

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Reid, Elliott, Mock, Nelson, Gibson
Logan Herald Journal, 09/19/12



WESTON , Idaho — Richard Bruce Reid, 73, was called to a better place on Sept. 15, 2012, after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 30, 1939, in Leola Township, Wis., to Ora Glenn Reid and Flora Ceicle Elliott. He was the third of five children.

He met and married MaryAnn Mock of Minot, N.D., and had three daughters, Christina, Glenda and Tina. They divorced a short time later. He then met and married Karen Nelson of Twin Falls, Idaho, and they had three children, Bruce, Dawn and Richard. They later divorced. He then met and married the love of his life, Martha Gibson of Twin Falls, Idaho. They had two daughters, Carla and Flora, and they were together for 35 years until his passing.

Richard and Martha resided in Weston where they enjoyed many activities. He loved being outdoors — camping, fishing, gardening, bird watching and mowing the lawn were some of his favorite things to do. Richard took up beekeeping in the last two years and built and managed two hives with his grandchildren. He loved his family more than life itself. All activities, pictures and free time were spent with those he loved!

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served as a Primary leader, in the Sunday School presidency, in the High Priest group leadership and as a member of the bishopric. He was in the United States Army serving during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Reid of Weston; daughters, Glenda Burtch of Minot, N.D., Tina (Gary) Lee of Burlington , N.D., Dawn (Wes) Spurgeon of Wisconsin, Carla (Cody) Chatterton of Preston, Idaho, and Flora Greene (Chris Annable) of Weston, Idaho; by a daughter-in-law, Audry Carl of Hammett, Idaho; by 11 grandchildren, Casey and Cody Emerick, Daymion and Zach Spurgeon, Ealyann and Dominick Carl, Sierra and MaKayla Hoppie and Tayson, Jaxon and Saige Greene; by one great-granddaughter, Daniela Emerick; and by his mother, Flora Reid of Plainfield, Wis. He was preceded in death by his father, Ora; his sister, Juanita; a daughter, Christina; and by two sons, Bruce and Richard.

Friends, family and strangers (because no one is a stranger to Richard) are all invited to his funeral services to be held at noon Friday, Sept. 21, in the Linrose Ward Chapel in Dayton, Idaho. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East, Preston, Idaho, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church in Dayton. Military rites and interment will be held in the Weston, Idaho, Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com  .

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