Milton Reed Hunter, Jr. 1932 ~ 2009 SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Milton Reed Hunter, Jr. passed away Nov. 11, 2009, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born in Salt Lake Oct. 5, 1932, he is the eldest child of Milton Reed and Ferne Gardner Hunter. Reed is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Anne Shumway; four children: Ted (Julianne), Fort Wayne, IN; Anne (Aaron) Florian, Pleasanton, CA; Maria (Bob) Moyers, New York City; and Jefferson, Salt Lake City; four sisters: Margaret (Vance) Gritton, Irvine, CA; Lois Anne (Patrick) McGill, Boise; Linda Adams, Salt Lake City; and Alison (Charles) Koritz, Sandy, UT; and one brother: Michael Hunter, Salt Lake City. Reed will be remembered for his brilliant mind, subtle wit, patience, and loving gentle manner. He shall be greatly missed. Reed spent most of his childhood in Logan, Utah, until age 12, when his family moved to Salt Lake. He graduated from West High School in 1949, attended the University of Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1953, and received a JD degree from the University of Utah Law School in 1961. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Mensa. Reed served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Swiss-Austrian Mission, 1955-58. He married Mary Anne Shumway in the Salt Lake Temple, December 19, 1968. Reed was an assistant attorney general in the Utah State Attorney General's Office. After being a staff attorney for Continuing Education of the Bar, University of California Berkeley, he became a partner in the law firm of Goldstein, Barceloux & Goldstein in San Francisco. The family lived in Berkeley and Piedmont until 1985, when they moved to Pacific Palisades, California, where Reed practiced law in a Santa Monica law firm, and later he was a partner in Crosby, Heafey, Roach, & May, in Los Angeles. He was a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, serving as president (1979-80). He specialized in appellate and land use law. An active member of the LDS Church, Reed served in many callings, including several bishoprics, the Oakland-Berkeley Stake High Council, and Gospel Doctrine instructor. He was a gifted teacher. Reed was a historian at heart and had a great pride in his pioneer heritage. His greatest love will always be his wife and family, followed by a love for his many friends. He enjoyed taking family and friends to eat at gourmet restaurants. He loved to travel and visited many countries during his life. A voracious reader, Reed had a vast library of books. He also had a large film and music collection. He had a lifelong interest in baseball and enjoyed tennis and golf. The family is extremely grateful for Kris Espinoza, R.N., the caregivers at Canyon Creek, and Hospice for Utah for their tender care of Reed. The funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 p.m. at the Little Cottonwood Stake Center, 1160 E. Vine Street (6100 S). A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive, and also from 12:30-1:40 a.m. at the stake center, prior to the service. Interment will be at the Murray City Cemetery, 5490 South Vine St., Murray. Condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Nov. 15, 2009