Our treasured wife and mother, Ila Parker Reid, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at her home in Bountiful, Utah of pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loving husband, Charles Richard Reid, and her children.
She was born November 7, 1932 in Mount Sterling, Cache County, Utah, the daughter of Henry R. and Sadie H. Parker. Growing up in Ogden, early in life she distinguished herself as a gifted musician while attending Weber High School, Weber State College, and Brigham Young University. She married Charles Richard Reid June 1, 1951 in the Logan LDS Temple. They are the beloved parents of nine children and 43 grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She always put family first, and expressed gratitude and faith in a loving Heavenly Father.An accomplished artist, violinist, vocal soloist, pianist and organist, she taught music lessons for many years. Together with her daughters, they enjoyed sharing their musical talents in a variety of settings. Mom loved gardening, keeping her yard beautiful and her African violets blooming. Sister Reid enjoyed callings as a Relief Society teacher, Young Women leader, cultural arts specialist and Primary president. Her beautiful organ music will be greatly missed. She treasured her service in the Salt Lake Temple where she and her husband have served as ordinance workers. Although her spirit has departed this life, Mom left a legacy of example, service, artwork and memories that will remain with us. Her children and friends treasure her beautiful paintings hanging in their homes.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Richard Reid and their nine children, Richard and Karen Reid, Provo; David and Jill Reid, Custer, Washington; Douglas and Rochelle Reid, Farmington; Kathleen and Steven Smoot, Kaysville; Rinda and David Cook, Saugus, California; Marianne and Brent Haslam, Draper; Holli and Kelly Oram, Kaysville; Larraine and Nathan Moore, Centerville; and Juliette Reid, Bountiful. She is also survived by her brothers Max and Dean Parker, and her sisters Maurine Smith and Elaine Harmston. She was preceded in death by her brother Stewart Parker and her parents, Henry and Sadie Parker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 23 at the Bountiful 13th/53rd Ward LDS chapel at 1356 North 650 East. Friends are invited on Thursday, October 22 to the Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main in Bountiful from 6-8 p.m., and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the LDS chapel on Friday, October 23. Interment will be in the Bountiful Cemetery.
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