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Obituary: Munro Pyper Pexton

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Munro Pyper Pexton, age 92, was born January 27, 1908 in Nephi, Utah to J.N.C. "Jude" Pexton and Alda Elizabeth Pyper.

He was the oldest of four children and is survived by his brother, Harlow of Nephi and his sister, Renee of Salt Lake City. His youngest sister Marian died at an early age.

Munro was a native of Nephi and attended grade school, high school, and graduated in 1926. He married Reva Shaw in Salt Lake City in 1927. They made their home in Nephi where Munro worked in the mercantile business started by his father, Jude. Later he joined the sales force of The Jurgens Company traveling in the western states of Montana and Idaho. He was a top salesman for eight years and received company recognition for his success. In 1943, he and his brother, Harlow, formed the Pexton Wholesale Company of Nephi. Although the company was successful, in 1959 he sold his interest in the business to his brother, Harlow and ventured to Ogden, Utah. He then formed a small wholesale business for the northern territory of Utah. In 1966 he returned to Nephi and worked at the Silver Maple Texaco Station until 1976 when the business was sold. He loved to travel. His other activities included an active interest in stock market investments, operating a home lawn mower repair business and caring for his wife Reva in the years prior to her death in February 1989.

He is survived by his daughter Judy and husband Don Reay of Oak Harbor, WA; granddaughter Elise Marie Reay-Ellers and husband Andy of Seattle, WA; grandsons, Brendon Thomas Reay and wife Caroline Bicks and great granddaughter Annabel Frances Reay of Columbus, OH; Sean Donald Reay of New York City and Johannesburg, South Africa; Laurence Damian and wife Afton Truscott

Reay and great granddaughter Madeleine Celeste of Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North Nephi, UT. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.