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In Loving Memory
Roger Lee Reynolds, 64, of Provo, passed away on March 4, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born October 11, 1948, the son of Bill and Naomi Reynolds in Hemet, California. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British South Mission from 1968 through 1970. He married Deborah Hanvey on January 29, 1971 in the Los Angeles California LDS Temple.
He spent his career working in the college bookstore industry, working at BYU, Deseret Book, University of Utah, Stanford University, Cornell University, and Ingram Book Company, before returning to BYU in 1999 as Director of the BYU Bookstore.
Roger was a hardworking and kind man who loved his family and friends with all his heart. He was a bit of a prankster who especially loved spending time with his grandchildren…they have fond memories of him playing with them, having water-balloon fights, and going on memorable vacations. He always had a big infectious smile and a twinkle in his eye. All those who knew him, especially his family, knew how much he loved them and how much he loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. He set an amazing example for everyone he knew, and all those who met him, no matter how briefly, felt honored to have him in their lives. He was always ready and eager to help anyone in need. He also served diligently in his church callings, including as a bishop and branch president.
He is survived by his wife Debbi and children Scott (Adrea), Kim, and Kelsey Jeffs (Michael), and by his four grandchildren, Avalee, Sadie, Boede, and Lily. He is also survived by his sister Joan Gale (Nord), brother Harold (Nancy), sister-in-law Randy, and lots of loving cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ralph.
A special thanks to the staff, doctors, and nurses at Huntsman Cancer Institute, as well as to other caregivers and friends who helped support him. Your hard work, compassion and friendship meant so much to him. Also, thanks to Serenicare Funeral Home for all their special help at this time.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9th from 11am-noon at the LDS Chapel located at 555 East 3230 North Provo UT 84604. Viewings will be held at the same location on Friday, March 8th from 6-7:30p.m. and Saturday, March 9th from 9:30-10:30a.m. Interment will follow later that day at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2013
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"I am forever grateful to have had such a wonderful father. I know how lucky I am, because Roger was..."
- Kelsey Jeffs
"Debbi, Scott, Kim and Kelsey... we are so sad to learn or Roger's passing. We have so many wonderful..."
- Bruce and LouRee McGill
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- Mark and Dorothy McDonough
"Dear Reynolds family, I received word of Roger's passing from Sharon and Frank Heiss. I do remember..."
- Anne Jensen
"I knew Roger and the Reynolds family growing up in Ithaca and had the privilege of continuing our..."
- Aaron White
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