Norman Reed Massey, beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend, was called home to his Heavenly Father April 18, 2001 in Salt Lake Regional Hospital. He will be greatly missed.
Reed was born January 10, 1952 in Vernal, Utah. He was a member of the LDS Church. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he proudly served his country in Vietnam, Quantico, Virginia, and the Mediterranean region. After leaving the service, he married Lynn Parken and attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah. They then moved to Vernal and had a son, Mathew Van Massey and a daughter, Amanda LaRae Massey. Later divorced, he then married Roseanna Mounts and adopted her son, Travers Ransom Massey.
Reed, also known as Frosty, played a very important role in many lives. He was a loving mentor to all. A cowboy at heart, he had many great experiences riding bulls and broncos, traveling the rodeo trail. He was a devout patriot with an extensive knowledge of US and World History. Considered a fountain of knowledge to many, he strongly believed in continually educating himself and others. Frosty also spent many hours singing, playing the guitar, woodworking, coaching Little League, and capturing life with a camera. He had a rich life that can be seen in all of his accomplishments.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rose; his children, Mathew Van and KayDee Massey; Amanda LaRae Massey; and Travers Ransom Massey; Tressy Ann, Jeremy Jan, Leslie Dawn and Ryan Longmore, his grandchildren, Mathew Holden Caldwell, Conner Aldin Longmore, Benjamin, Ashley, Daniel, Breanna and Kiley; his parents, Norman Van and Helen Massey; and Lazon Rich Allen; his eight brothers and sisters, Vickie Mae and Scott Hagman; Vannette and Glen Ross; Robert Orin and Laurie Allen; Mary Jane and Max Taylor; Michael Leo and Ann Allen; Shirley and Gabe Nault; Twain and Marie Winn; and Barbara and Ron Zeller; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Lane Massey; nephews, Jeremiah Reed Massey and Robert B. Allen; stepfather, Leo Robert Allen and all his grandparents.
A viewing will be held Saturday April 21st, in the Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 South, Salt Lake City, from 6 - 8 p.m.
There will be another viewing in Vernal on Monday, 7-9 p.m. at the Thomson-Blackburn Mortuary. Chapel viewing will be 10-10:45 a.m. at the Maeser Stake Center, 2745 West 1000 North. Funeral services Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at the Maeser Stake Center followed by a burial at the Dry Fork Cemetery. Funeral services under the direction of
Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary 800-818-2611.
Reed will be remembered with love until we see him again in heaven.