Julian P. Reed

Aug 2, 2012 Staff

Julian P. Reed, 86, the father of Lander residents Donald Reed and Juleann Reed, died July 30, 2012, at Care Source Hospice in Salt Lake City.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Fort Duchesne gym, Fort Duchesne, Utah. A wake will be after 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the gym as well. Burial will be in the Reed Cemetery in Farmcreek with military honors by the Veterans of Foreign War.

Julian Reed was born June 13, 1926, in Fort Duchesne, to Lillie Reed and Chalmers Wash.

He served in the army in World War II in the South Pacific. His family said he was proud to have served his country.

Mr. Reed was a rancher all of his life and enjoyed being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing and prospecting. In his younger years he competed in rodeos and also raised rodeo stock.

His family said his most recent favorite pastime was gambling at Wendover. He could often be found in the mornings for breakfast at one of the many coffee shops, sitting in roundtable with his friends, solving the problems of the world.

He often participated in Sundances and Bear Dances.

He is survived by his children, Donald E. and his wife Sonia Reed of Lander, Juleann Reed of Lander, Judy Y. Thomas (Thomas Ellestrom) of Columbia, Mo., Debra Reed of Las Vegas, Julian G Reed of Ft. Duchesne, Jon L. Reed of Ft. Duchesne and Scott M. (Val Tahguv) Reed of Draper; brothers Stewart and his wife Elaine Pike of Ioka, Vaughn and his wife Annette Pike of Neola, Wayne and his wife Jolene Perank of Myton;16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren with four on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sister, Daisy MountainSheep Jenks, Thomas Chapoose, Maxie Chapoose; and grandson Jesse J. Hancock.

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