Reed Max Morrison

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Reed Max Morrison
(May 27, 1929 – October 19, 2016) 

Reed Max Morrison was born on May 27, 1929 to W.A. Bill Morrison and Louise O. Morrison. He was the third child of 8 children. Betty, Fay, Verda, Joy, Darell, Dee Morrison and a baby girl who did the same day she was born. Leland, Oren and Kenneth were from a previous marriage. Reed was taught early in life how to work. He drove a derrick horse at 6 years old putting up hay in a loft of a barn. He was always busy doing something. Reed went to grade school and high school in Downey, Idaho. He loved playing football. He married June S. Morrison on February 21, 1948 in Preston, Idaho. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple on June 17, 1963. They had 5 children, Terry Reed- December 14, 1948, Larry Dee-June 9, 1950, Trudy-June 27, 1954, Lex B.-March 22, 1956, and a baby boy Morrison-December 23, 1965 who died the same day. They were living on the west side of town at that time. Reed worked many jobs during the summer. He rode for the Cattle association namely the Big Onion for 1 year and later worked fixing springs and scattering salt for another few years. He enjoyed working outside and doing things on the Big Onion. He was working at the P.F.E. in the winter for a few years when he started. He worked for 42 year in Pocatello for the Pacific Fruit Express (P.F.E) company. He started out as a Laborer, Carman and then went in as a Forman then a General Foreman. He later went back to the Foreman and worked there until he retired. Reed was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in many callings. He was a Ward Clerk, Elders Quorum President, Bishop, Young Men’s President, High Counselor, and Counselor to two Stake Presidents and a Stake Mission President. Reed and his wife served three full time missions and two ward missions. He loved his mission experiences and serving the Lord. He loved the Lord and wanted to serve him as much as he could. He loved his wife and children very much. His family was very important to him and he wants them to know this. Reed has 17 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 24 at 12 noon in the Downey LDS Chapel. Friends may visit with the family on Monday morning at the church from 10:30-11:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Marsh Center Cemetery.

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