Muriel Reese passed away peacefully at her home in Salt Lake City on March 11, 1996 of natural causes.

She was born May 8, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the youngest of seven children born to Lars and Vinnie Carlson. She married William D. Reese March 18, 1948. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Muriel was a loving and devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and friend. Her principal interests centered in her family. She enjoyed her loved ones in full measure and she blessed them with unending affection and attention. Her life was filled with happiness through their love, and their lives were enriched through the splendor of her love which will be felt forever.

Muriel was active in the LDS Church, serving as Relief Society President and in various other callings. She loved music and enjoyed serving as an officer in the Utah Symphony Guild and in other volunteer work. As an alumna of West High School she participated in planning the reunion for her 1944 graduation class.

Muriel was a most caring and compassionate person. She touched the hearts of many people from all walks of life with her cheerful disposition, her giving nature and her helping hands.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; two sons, Robin (and his wife, Judy), Mark (and his wife, Julie); also by grandchildren, Tom, Anne and Susan, and Taylor and newborn Christopher Carlson Reese, who came into this world just hours after Muriel departed; two sisters, Cathryn Weekes and Isabelle Widerburg and one brother, Harvey.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Roger, Stewart and Gordon.

The family thanks Nadine, Michelle and others at Creekside for the wonderful care and comfort given Mom.

Instead of flowers her family encourages contributions to Utah Heart or Cancer funds.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, March 16, 1996 at the LDS Mt. Olympus 9th Ward Chapel, 4635 Lanark Road (3315 East). Friends may call at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary on Friday, March 15, 1996 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services at the ward. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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