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Obituary: Elder Rex C. Reeve

Elder Rex C. Reeve 1914 ~ 2005 Elder Rex Cropper Reeve, age 90, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family from causes incident to age, Monday, July 18, 2005. Elder Reeve was born November 23, 1914 in Hinckley, Utah to Arthur H. and Mary Cropper Reeve. He graduated from Hinckley High School and Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, and also attended the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Phyllis Mae Nielsen of Huntington, Utah, in the Salt Lake Temple February 19, 1937. They are the parents of seven children, 38 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren . . . a family which now totals 144 members with others yet to come. Sister Reeve died October 11, 2001. He was employed by Arden Sunfreeze Creameries, later known as Meadow Gold Dairy, as Purchasing Agent and Safety Director. He worked with the company for 40 years. He was a member of the Salt Lake Executives Association, and the greater Salt Lake Boy Scout Council. For his life time of service in scouting, he received the Silver Beaver Award. He served on the Board of Directors of the Holladay Water Company and the Upper Canal Irrigation Company. He also served on the Board of Directors of the L.D.S. Hospital, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Primary Children's Hospital. Elder Reeve has spent a lifetime of service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some positions in which he has served: Bishop, Counselor in four Stake Presidencies, Stake President, Regional Representative, Patriarch, Mission President, member of the First Quorum of Seventy, and Counselor in the Jordan River Temple Presidency. As a General Authority, he served as Executive Administrator of the British Isles and South Africa, Area President over three areas: North America Northeast, North America Central, and North America Northwest. Elder Reeve is survived by three sons: Rex C. Jr. (Barbara) Springville, UT; Roger W. (Deanne) and David A., Murray, UT; four daughters: Becky Reeve, Murray, UT; JoAnn Reeve, Rexburg, ID; Venice (Garth) Finlinson, Oak City, UT; and Barbara (Lane) Nielson, Visalia, CA; brother: Ronald C. (Aldus) Reeve, St. George, UT; sisters: Marylene Dastrup, Sigurd, UT; and Cherol Blake, Brigham City, UT. Preceded in death by parents, wife, brother, Thomas A., and grandson, Scott Roger Reeve. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 12 noon in the Murray 23rd Ward building, 755 East Three Fountains Dr. (4900 So.), Murray, UT. There will be a viewing at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, on Monday evening July 25th from 6:00-9:00 p.m., and also at the ward from 10:00-11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Becky Reeve Handicapped Sponsorship Fund, 720 East Three Fountains Dr. #77, Murray, UT. 84107 The family wishes to express their deepest thanks and appreciation to family, neighbors and friends.