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Gilbert Reeve - 11/20/2010

Class of 1949

Gilbert Reeve, age 80, passed away November 20, 2010, in Hurricane, Utah, at his home surrounded by his loving family, of natural causes. He was born August 7, 1930, in Hurricane, Utah, to Harold and Artimesia Jepson Reeve. He married Thenelda Scow November 27, 1948, in Las Vegas, NV. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple.

Gilbert was born and raised in Hurricane. Gilbert worked as a foreman on heavy commercial construction for Hall Brothers Construction and Bud Mahas Construction. He worked on projects such as interstates, bridges and schools. Gilbert was also a custom farmer. He was an excellent horseman and was a member of the Hurricane Roping Club. Gilbert was instrumental in getting the high school rodeo finals in Hurricane, Utah. 

Gilbert had a beautiful garden and was an accomplished custom decorative and structural steel welder. He enjoyed a good story, joke and was a master at teasing, only if he liked you. Gilbert loved deer hunting on Smiths Mesa with Durward and the gang. He was a strong and focused hard worker. He loved watching a ball game, especially BYU and the JAZZ. Gilbert was loyal and was no sideliner.

Surviving family include his daughter, Colette (John) Wadsworth of Hurricane, UT; sons, Gilbert Brad (Sharlee) Reeve of Panguitch, UT and Gordon Keith (Susan) Reeve of Monticello, UT; 17 grandchildren, 33great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; and brother, Ashby (Iva) Reeve of Hurricane, UT. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thenelda; daughters, JoAnn and Alison; brothers, Leo, Eldrow “Dutch”, Robert; and sister, Florence.

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