Ray Lloyd Reese
February 24, 1921 ~ December 14, 2015
Viewings: Monday, Dec. 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT
Funeral services: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
BRIGHAM CITY – Our loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, Ray Lloyd Reese, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 14, 2015 in Brigham City, Utah. He was born on February 24, 1921 in Brigham City, Utah, a son of Lloyd and Lucille Pett Reese. He graduated from Box Elder High School and attended Utah State University. Ray married Mary Woodyatt on December 28, 1942 in Malad, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on March 10, 2009. Ray served in the US Army during World War II. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed working in the scouting program and was a High Priest. Ray was an owner of the Big J Milling Company for many years until his retirement in 1983. He enjoyed skiing, hiking, boating, bike riding and fishing. Most of all he enjoyed being with his family and friends in the great outdoors. Surviving are four children: Becky (Steve) Jensen, Syracuse; Scott (Robyn) Reese, Pleasant View; Paul (Terry) Reese, Brigham City; Elizabeth Larson, Layton; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary, one son-in-law, Gary Larson, two brothers, Robert and Glen Reese. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT. Viewings will be held on Monday, Dec. 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard of Box Elder County.
To one of my best friends. I have had the great opportunity to take care of you and Mary for almost 24 years. It has been such a special privilege for me to be able to come every week and take care of your needs. As you, Ray went down to Maple Springs- I again had the special privilege to come every week- or more often if need be to take care of your needs. You have a special place in my heart. A dear friend and someone who was a big supporter to me with my education. Thank you....
Becky & Steve - Our heart felt condolences at the passing of your father. No matter the challenges he was living with, he'll be missed. May the many memories of good times and his reunion with your mother bring you peace. We miss you in our ward and are so glad we had a chance to get reaquainted. We would have come but just had some minor surgery. We love you.
Judy & Winslow Hurst