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Obituary for Paul Holt Reid

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Paul Holt Reid

May 20, 1934 - November 24, 2016

Paul Holt Reid returned to his heavenly home November 24, 2016, Thanksgiving evening, with his loving family gathered around him.


Paul was born on May 20, 1934 in Ogden, Utah the 4th son of George Samuel and LaVon Holt Reid.


He is survived by his beloved wife, Colleen Bennett and their five children, Chad (Loralee), Robyn Dickson (Nathan), Mark (Joy), Bruce (Holly), and Blake (Cathleen); eighteen grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren. He is also survived by his two brothers, George Stephen (Steve) and Stanford (Stan).


He was preceded in death by his parents; two older brothers, Donald (Don) and Charles Richard (Dick); grandson, James Dickson and great granddaughter, Shaylee Reid.


Paul and Colleen were married on July 15, 1954 in the Logan LDS Temple. They made their home in Sunset, Utah, and have remained there since. Paul graduated from Davis High School and then from the University of Utah with a degree in Accounting. He retired from his work in civil service at Hill Air Force Base supervising procurement of Air Force training systems parts and support services, and then continued his professional career for several years thereafter in a similar capacity at WBK Controls with his business colleague and dear friend, Arjun Bachus.


Paul was best known for his great love of God and family and for his tireless and selfless service to community and church, including his service as a Bishop, counselor in the Sunset Stake Presidency, and culminating in his service as an Ordinance Worker, Sealer and Second Counselor in the Presidency of the Ogden LDS Temple. His reverence for temple work was influenced in part by his commitment to researching the lives of his ancestors, whose legacy of faith and service he worked so diligently to carry on. Paul had a great love for all he served, and he was equally loved by those he served. Paul’s neighbors, friends and family will miss the frequent summertime visits as he and Colleen would go door to door generously sharing the produce harvested from their garden that they so skillfully tended. The streets of Roy, Sunset and Clinton will miss Paul’s attention as he would meticulously gather and dispose of litter along the various routes of his daily walks. His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will treasure the special memories from the annual family outings held at the Homestead and Sherwood Hills resorts, Yellowstone and Bear Lake.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Sunset 5th Ward building, 2431 North 250 West. The family will be gathered at the 5th Ward building to greet neighbors and friends on Wednesday evening, November 30, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 am.


Interment will be at the Clinton City Cemetery.


Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2431 North 250 West

Sunset, Utah

Friends may visit with the family prior to services on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM

Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016

2431 North 250 West

Sunset, Utah

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Clinton City Cemetery


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Born: May 20, 1934
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Shane and Lanell Kay posted on 12/1/16

Paul Reid you will be deeply missed. I still remember when we were at my house in the driveway and you seen a rose at the neighbors and you picked it, gave it to you wife and said she was even more beautiful. Love always the Kays. Shane Lanell and Tyson.


Betty Smith posted on 12/1/16

Dear Sister Reid, I was very sad to hear of Bro. Reid's passing. I loved working with you both in the Ogden Temple, while you were in the Temple Presidency. I was a volunteer in the Recorders office. You were always a ray of sunshine. I send my love, prayers and sympathy to you and your family.


Dick Thornley posted on 12/1/16

Dear Colleen and Family, Please know of our love and appreciation of you and Paul. Our long association and memories are close to our hearts. I have had two heart surgeries in the last two weeks and will be unable to attend Pauls's funeral. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dick & Karen Thornley


Chad Bangerter posted on 12/1/16

Paul will surely be missed in Sunset. This man has done so much to make this a great community, no finer Man have I meet, from the day my family moved in he was there to welcome us. My condolences to Colleen, family and friends and may God welcome you into his grace until we meet again. Chad Bangerter Former Mayor Sunset, Friend


Dee Ritchie posted on 11/30/16

Dear Colleen and family What a shock to hear of Paul's passing. We are sorry for your loss and wish you all the love and comfort . We will miss him. As you know I served with Paul as a Sealer in the Ogden Temple, what a privilege to be with such a great man. Love The Ritchies


Susan G posted on 11/30/16

Dear Colleen, I was totally surprised learning of President Reid's passing this morning while going through my email. I so loved working with you both in the temple and have thought of you often since the temple closed for renovation. I was so happy to see Pres. Reid at the Salt Lake Temple once when I was working there, and I believe he came to the Brigham City temple as well. You two have been and always will be examples to me of service, love and grace. This life and it's sorrows are but a moment. As the Lord loves and lifts you in your darkest hours, remember that it really won't be long until you're together again. I'm sure he's already busy teaching the gospel to those waiting to hear it. How blessed we are to know it now. I love you Susan Gonzalez


Karen and Art Ballif posted on 11/29/16

To Colleen and the Reid family We are sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was truly a great individual and we enjoyed our experience with him in the Ogden Temple each week while we served with the two of you. Colleen, you too have been a special friend and my memories of high school include time with you and Paul. We are in St. George and will be unable to visit with you or attend the services, but our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Karen and Art Ballif


Shelly Ramirez-Green posted on 11/29/16

This man completely changed my childhood for the better. The energy that came from his home and family will always play a part in my life. Their family showed me kindness, love, forgiveness and a safe place to go in a time of need. His house was a very open, non judgmental place. It shaped me into the person I knew I wanted to be as an adult. You will never be forgotten, your ripple in the pool of life will be felt for generations.


Kathryn Firth posted on 11/28/16

Dear Colleen, Ralph and I treasure the time we were able to spend with you and Paul at the Ogden Temple as ordinance workers. We are so sorry to hear of Paul's passing and give our sincere wishes and prayers for you and your family as there will be many lonely times ahead. Love to you.


Cory Wanner posted on 11/28/16

Dearest Colleen. We were deeply saddened to learn of Paul's passing. We cherished the time that we lived in Sunset and our service with you both in the Ogden Utah Temple. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you and your family be comforted by the Spirit of God that will bring healing and strength. Love from Cory and Terri wanner