Obituary – Robert W. Reese
May 8, 2009
Robert Wilkinson Reese, age 80, passed away at home May 4, 2009, in Peoa, Utah.
Bob was born August 30, 1928, in Park City, Utah, the youngest and last surviving child of Thomas Reese and Ameila May Wilkinson. In 1946, he graduated from Lincoln High School in Orem, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University and remained a fan of BYU sports throughout his life. He married Pilar Uriarte in Salt Lake City on September 25, 1948. Pilar died January 16, 1982. They were the parents of two sons, Steven Robert Reese and John William Reese. Bob lived and raised his family in Park City. He operated Mc’S Drinks at Park City Bottling Works. He worked and retired from the Utah Department of Transportation. Bob married Ione Stembridge Marchant on October 7, 1996. They lived in Peoa and spent winter months in Mesa, Arizona.
Bob was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting. He revived Park City Little League and as president ran the league for a number of years. His interests included participating in and watching sports, gardening (especially his sweet peas), reading Louis L’Amour books and finding a bargain at garage sales. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is survived by wife, Ione, two sons, Steve (Linda) Reese, Tucson AZ, and John Reese, Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Steven Reese, Ashlee Diaz, and Aaron Reese; two great-grandchildren, Dillon and Alex Diaz. Step- children, Janice (Jeff) Seely, Julie Marchant, Louise (Robert) Hartvigsen, Lynette (Wade) Haslam, Blake (Rachel) Marchant and Becky (Lynn) Nielsen; 22 step grand-children and 7 step great-grandchildren. Bob will also be sorely missed by many nieces, nephews and family members.
Preceded in death by parents, first wife Pilar, sisters Drucilla Thomas, Nan McPolin, Dove McAffee, Dixie Giauque, and brothers William and John (Jack) Reese.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 9, 2009, 12:00 noon at Peoa Ward, 1224 West State Rd. 32. Friends and family may visit Friday, May 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church and Saturday morning 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment Park City Utah Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home, Kamas. Donations in honor of Bob may be made to Primary Children’s Medical Center.