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Robert Duane Reed


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Robert Duane Reed Obituary
After a courageous battle with leukemia, Robert Duane Reed, 80, returned to his heavenly home in the morning hours of March 1, 2018 surrounded by family. His life ended where it began in the small farming  community of Rockford, Idaho. He was born on July 7, 1937 and was the 2nd child and son of George T. and Edith Moon Reed.
He attended all of his childhood schooling in the Snake River School District graduating from Snake River High School in 1956. He enlisted in the Army Reserves between his junior and senior year and served for 8 years reaching the rank of platoon sergeant.
He met Marian Lytle of Blackfoot, Idaho on a blind date. They were sealed in the Idaho Fall LDS Temple on January 25, 1957. To this eternal union were born 2 girls and 4 boys: MaryAnn, Randy, Don, Melanie, Gary and Terry. Marian passed away in 2001. He met LaFaye Daley in the spring of 2002 and they were married in July, 2002. They were sealed in August, 2017. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving as a member of the High Priest group at the time of his passing.
Robert was born on a farm and loved it. He successfully farmed and ranched all of his life in the Rockford/Thomas area. He raised 6 children while growing grain, hay, potatoes, and sugar beets along with quarter horses and beef cows. He was an active member of the Twin Buttes Lions Club and served as treasurer for many years. He loved to fish, especially steelhead, and has the distinction of being one of the first private jet boat operators on the main Salmon River from Corn Creek downriver to Riggins. He loved to spend time with his family on the farm and at the lake, river or cabin. He enjoyed restoring and collecting antique cars and tractors. He has traveled to many interesting places in the world.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, LaFaye of Rockford, ID, two daughters: MaryAnn (Bobby) Hansen and Melanie Ipsen, both of Pingree, ID and 4 sons: Randy (Karen) of Pingree, ID; Don (Jana) of Rockford, ID; Gary (Rhonda) of Thomas, ID; and Terry of Pingree, ID; Step children: Melvin (Denise) Hansen of Riverside, ID; Darlene (Dallen) Jolley of Dayton, ID; Ted (Jackie McCulloch) Hansen of Ashton, ID; LaRoy (Melanie) Hansen of Sugar City, ID; LaNette Miles of Smithfield, UT; Candice (Jaron) Livingston of Weston, ID and Chad (Becky) Daley of Preston, ID. as well as 3 sisters: Shirley (Myron) Hudson of Idaho Falls, ID; Marilyn (Khalil) Jones of Lake Havasu City, AZ and Nancy Reeves of Pingree, ID. There are 52 living grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren with 6 more on the way and 2 great, great grandchildren who called him "Grandpa". He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Kent Lytle of Salt Lake City, UT, John (Anne) Lytle of Twin Falls, ID, Clark Weeks and Merlin (Diane) Weeks both of Lewiston, UT.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marian; his parents: George and Edith; his son-in-law, Jeff Ipsen; two grandchildren: Joshua Reed and Scott Hansen; two step grandchildren: Dusty Hansen and Laura Hansen; his 3 brothers: George, LaVon and Ronald; infant sister, LaVerne; sisters-in-law, Dian Reed, Dorothy Lytle, Joan Weeks, Ardella Weeks and Barbara Wilding and his brothers-in-law, Ralph Reeves, and Wayne Walton.
Bob appreciated all of the family and friends who have stopped in or called to visit with him these past few months! He and the family would also like to thank the nurses and staff at Aspen Group Home Health and Hospice for their care and concern.
A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Hawker Funeral Home located at 132 S. Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot, ID.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on  Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Blackfoot, ID West LDS Stake Center located at 101 North 900 West, Blackfoot, ID with a viewing one hour prior to the services at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Mar. 5, 2018
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