Thomas Lee Reeder

March 20, 1948 ~ October 21, 2020


Oct. 31, 2020
3:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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    Oct. 31, 2020
    5:00 AM
    Graveside Services at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092ns
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  • Tom passed away, Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at home in Sandy, Utah in the early morning hours. He was born in Preston, Idaho on March 20th, 1948 to his loving parents John and Leora Reeder.

    Tom married the love of his life, Wendy Wayne on September 1, 1967, and was later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple.

    He is proud of all 5 of his children. Ronda Poulson (Rocky Chatwin, Fiancé), Toni Lee Larsen (Vaughn Curtis), Wayne (deceased), John (Jill), Mark (deceased) (Lisa Sumner, fiancé). He is the grandpa of Rachelle Arrington (Brodie), Shanelle Poulson (Cameron Russel), Justina Anderson, Wendy Rollins (Robert), Anastashia Lee Larsen, Tatyana Marie Larsen, Michael Reeder, Jacob Ciccone, Anna Ciccone, Jeremy John Reeder, Tristan Jill LeBaron (Ammon), Bradley Wayne Reeder, Bonnie Sumner, and Nora Sumner. He is the “GGGREAT” grandpa of Leah Rollins, Damien Rollins, Braxxton Arrington, Branson Arrington, Brannon Arrington, Teegan Poulson-Searle, Rilee Arrington, Ellie Russel, and Baby Girl Russel is expected in February 2021.

    Tom enjoyed the job he had, forever and a day, which calculates to 24 years with Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) as a heavy equipment mechanic. Having a stroke in December of 2006, leaving him disabled, he was medically retired, it devastated him.
    He passed his time by enjoying driving “Affie”, the big green 1940 Chevrolet farm truck in the parades each year with his grandkids riding in the back, sitting on hay bales, and waving flags.

    The outdoors was his world. Enjoying camping and fishing when his children were young, camping and hunting when they turned the age to carry a firearm, and camping and four-wheeling when they were all grown. His love for firearms will never be matched. He was in 7th heaven when he scuba dived with Mark. He took cruised with Wendy and many friends.

    Dogs were a favorite of his, the Bulldog and Mack (truck) dogs were at the top of the list. He had many in his collection.
    A viewing will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 9:00 – 11:00 am followed by graveside services at 11:00 am at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy Utah.


    Tom is a good memory of our time at Dugway. May the lord bless you at this time of sorrow.

    - Duane Clarke
    Wendy, I was deeply saddened to know of your loss. I will be praying for moments of comfort and peace as you remember Tom. My thoughts are with you and your family. I would love to hear from you when get a chance. Peggy Griffee.

    - Peggy Griffee
    Dear Reeder Family, Tom was always a lively person and made things interesting. What a wonderful posterity he left behind. He will always be in your hearts. Prayers for all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Susanna Kimura

    - Susanna Kimura
    I remember Tom from the good old days of Dugway High School.

    - Dan Andrus
    Our family had the honor of being the Reeders neighbors for years. No one could give you the shirt off his back like Tom. He was always helping! We love telling Tom stories because honestly, this guy was crazy fun! We love all the Reeder kids and Wendy- what a wonderful caregiver you’ve been all these years. You are an amazing woman and we pray for God’s sustaining influence and peace to be with you💕. Our life is richer because Tom and you all were a part of it!

    - Marilyn and David Williams
    Toni, my heart aches for you and your family. Many blessings to your mom as well. May your many fond memories turn tears to laughter and help ease your broken hearts. I'm so truly sorry for your great loss. I know how much you love your mom and dad and to lose your dad just doesn't seem real right now. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal" Cherish and keep sharing the great family memories you all have, I'm sure your dad would love that. Sending Hugs, Prayers and much love to you all. Your friend, Sylvia

    - Sylvia Guevara
    So many great memories of Tommy and Wendy when we were young! He was always kind and fun with the younger kids! Sending much Lovingkindness to Wendy and the family during this time. Love and hugs, jackie

    - Jackie Clegg Nielson
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Toni and I hope you and your family members will be comforted through this difficult time.

    - Jolayne S Herman
    So sorry you lost Tom. Please call me sometime 8012018704. Hope all your family are ok. Thinking about you Love, Colleen

    - Colleen Olsen
    Wendy and family, my heart goes out to you. I know you will miss "Reederbuilt", He's young and healthy now. Running along side with Wayne and Mark. God bless , Love Raylene

    - Raylene Alder
    Dearest Wendy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Tom and have watched him valiantly deal with his health problems. I have seen his loving children help him and I know that you Wendy have been the glue. I honor and admire you and have always looked to you as an example. I have thought much about you and Tom over the past days . I feel blessed to be your cousin and friend. Your family is loved and cared about. I missed seeing you this summer. I pray everyday that we will be safe and be able to do the things that will bring us closer to God. Love you ! Mike and Bonnie Hardy

    - Bonnie Hardy
    So sorry to here about Tom. Our condolence are with you and your family.

    - Jim & Sandy Stoddard
    Hello Wendy and Reeder family. Marilyn (Hatch) Gutierrez brought Tom's obituary to my attention after publication in the Des News. I didn't see it in the Tribune which is the paper I read. I'm so sorry for your loss. My most prominent remembrance of Tom was that he always had the smile on his face like that pictured in the photo with this form. He was always friendly and seemed to live life as an eternal optimist. Losing a loved one is so hard, but I hope you know that many friends and former school mates are praying for you all at this time. As ever, Linda

    - Linda (Hatch) Irvine