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Reed O. Tueller, 81, died Sunday, July 25, 1993 at his home in St. George.

He was born May 7, 1912 in Paris, Idaho, the 12th child and 10th son of Christian and Elizabeth VonAlmen Tueller. He married Eleanor Irene (Peggy) Biles, September 11, 1933 in Logan, Utah. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple, April 10, 1946. Peggy died in the 55th year of their marriage, February 17, 1988.Reed is survived by five children of their marriage, Mrs. Earl (Elizabeth Ann) Hanger, of Salt Lake City; Alden B. Tueller, of Provo; Arlin Reed Tueller, of San Diego; Mrs. Cory (Peggy Sue) Marcus, of San Francisco; James Rand Tueller, of Denter; their spouses, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

On October 7, 1989, Reed married LaVerne Cardon Johnson and acquired addition family to cherish; Mrs. John (Suzanne) Huffman, of Long Beach; Mrs. LaMar (Paulette) Day, of Modesto; Mrs. Steve (Bonnie) Alger and Glen Bott, both of Las Vegas; their spouses, 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He leaves one brother, Dallas A. Tueller, also of St. George.

Reed graduated from College of Pharmacy, University of Idaho; Southern Branch, June 1935. He practiced briefly in St. George and Provo before joining Eli Lilly and Co. as a pharmaceutical representative. From April 1, 1938 to June 1, 1977, he represented this company, of which he was very proud. During those 40 years he served in the bishopric of Stratford Ward, was head of the stake and ward Aaronic Priesthood committees, served a stake mission, and was on the Seventies Council. He supported two sons on missions.

Reed was an officer and long-time member of the Utah Pharmaceutical Association. He also belonged to the Salt Lake City Kiwanis Club and served as a director. After his retirement he and Peggy moved to St. George. They built two beautiful homes and he earned a real estate license and participated in the growth and promotion of the community. He worked on his golf game and was active in his ward and temple work. With LaVerne he built a third lovely home, where he resided at his death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 29, 1993 at 10 a.m. at the St. George 14th Ward Chapel, 750 North 1000 West. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary, 300 West St. George Blvd. and Wednesday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the chapel, prior to services.

Friends may also call at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive in Salt Lake City, Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 30, at 12 noon in Paris, Idaho Cemetery, under the direction of the Metcalf Mortuary.

Contributions in lieu of flowers to the Adeline Tueller Kloepfer Fund of the Rick College Nursing School or the Grandparents Club at Dixie College, will be appreciated.

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