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Reuel Reed Harris

Reuel Reed Harris, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in St. George Utah, on March 23, 2005.Reed was born Oct. 5, 1925, in Provo, Utah. He joined the Navy Seebees and served in Hawaii and several western states. Reed worked for Morrison Knudsen Company for 43 years, starting as a heavy equipment operator and working his way up to project manager. He also worked in most western states and north Africa. He retired in 1990. He was once the mayor of Carbondale, loving and serving the community. He was founder and president of the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf, serving on the board from 1966 to 1982. He loved to travel, and he and his wife, Donna, went on many trips across the United States.Reed was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in the Meeker Colorado Stake High Council as First Counselor for eight years. He was an Elders Quorm President, a bishop, and a strong servant of the Lord. Reed was like his great-great-grandfather Hyrum Smith, who possessed the integrity of Job and the gentleness of a lamb, and had the meekness and humility of Christ. The surviving family includes his wife; his mother-in-law, Marie Burchard; five children, Tamera (Robert) White, of Henderson, Nev., Ricky Harris, of Denver, Rhonda (Jim) Nelson-Price, of Murray, Utah, Luann (Bill) McElduff, of Katy, Texas, and Brian (Jodi) Nelson, of St. George, Utah; brothers Mark (Lea) Harris, of Spokane, Wash., Gary (Jo) Harris, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; sister Marilyn (Don) Standing, of West Valley City, Utah; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Shirley Reich; brother Boyd (Sally) Harris; sons Terry Harris and Donald Nelson; and grandson Reuel Reed Harris II.Funeral services will be at noon Monday, March 28, at the LDS Red Cliffs First Ward chapel in St. George, Utah. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to noon at the chapel. Interment will be in the Washington City Cemetery under the direction of Heideman Mortuary.


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