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Danny Eugene Reid

September 25, 1943 — February 15, 2024

Escalante, Utah

Danny Reid, Escalante, Utah

    Danny Eugene Reid, 80, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew and friend, passed away peacefully at his home in Escalante on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

    Danny was born September 25, 1943 in Van Nuys, CA to David LaVon and Twila Cowles Reid. His older sister, Linda welcomed her baby brother home. He lost his father on January 8, 1945 — Danny was 1½.

    Danny spent his early childhood years in California, with his mother and stepfather, John Michaelangelo. He became a big brother to Jim and Sheri, of whom he was very proud.  

    Danny moved to Escalante and spent his teenage years with his grandparents, Danial H and Orilla Cowles. He was loved by his uncles and aunts who claimed him as a brother.

    He graduated from Escalante High School where he played sports, chased girls and even went to some classes.

    He spent many days on the mountains around Escalante and Boulder working in the timber. He was drafted and served his country in the Army.

    He married Joy Clella Woolsey and was blessed with two sons: David Hardy and Darrell Michael; they later divorced.

    Danny spent most of his career as a mud engineer in the oilfield. He spent time in Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, New Mexico, Colorado, Alaska, California, Montana. He had many friends and gained much respect.

    He met and fell in love with Kym Alayse Gleave; they were married on March 13, 1985. On the day they were married, in addition to his bride he gained five more kids: Alayse Kym, Tempe Kae, Brittany, JS and Rhett Lamar, whom he raised as his own. Danni Mikell later became the apple of her dad’s eye and tied the family together. Danny and Kym were sealed in the St. George Temple on December 15, 2012.

    He was a life-long member of the local coffee shop and enjoyed his friends there.

    He is survived by his wife Kym; children: David (Barbara) Reid, Salina; Darrell (Annie) Reid, Pavillion, WY; Alayse (Lewis) Roundy, Tropic; Tempe (Ryan) Jenkins, Escalante; Brittany (Jeremy) Frischknecht, Richfield; JS (Liberty) Butler, Escalante; Rhett (Melissa) Butler, Enoch; Danni (James) Carlisle, Escalante; 26 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Joyce) Michalangelo, Central Point, OR; sister: Sheri (Eric) Woolsey, Escalante; uncles: Alvin Cowles, Gunnison; Newell (Dorothy) Cowles, Richfield; aunt, Emma Lou McInelly, Washington; in-laws: Stanton (Charlotte) Gleave, Arby Gleave, and Jan (Melissa) Gleave, all of Kingston; Kaelyn (Glen) Partridge, Panguitch; Melonie (Albert) Silvils, LaVerkin; Monica (Jerry) Taylor, Escalante; Terra (Wayne) Turner, Roosevelt; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    Preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; in-laws, Jack and Betty Kae Gleave; sister, Linda Johnson; uncles, Leon Cowles, Orville Cowles; aunts: Margean Schow and Colleen Imlay; nephews: Michael Woolsey, Kingston Turner, Willis Turner; great-nephew, Grady Shakespear.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in the Escalante 2nd Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the ward chapel in Escalante Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m. or Thursday morning from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Widtsoe Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Military honors by the Escalante American Legion Post #0114 and Utah Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com 

    Special thanks to Michelle Durham with Davita who helped make it possible for Danny to spend his last few months at home.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

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