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Obituary for Reed Davidson Turnbow

Reed Davidson  Turnbow
Reed Davidson Turnbow of Tabiona, Utah.

Reed Davidson Turnbow, Loving Husband, Dedicated Father, Grandfather, Dancer, Musician, Teacher, Mentor and Friend peacefully passed away at the age of 76 on July 22, 2019 in Provo, Utah with his beautiful, loving wife by his side. He was the second child born to Burnell and Jennette Davidson Turnbow on March 15, 1943, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Reed’s life was one of joy, love, poetry, service, hard work, music and dancing- lots and lots of dancing. Reed has a strong love for his Savior and dedicated his life to the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a young man, he served an LDS Mission in southern California (1962-64) months after accidentally shooting his toe off. He married the love of his life on June 2, 1977, in the Manti, Utah LDS Temple. His favorite thing to do was listen to Julie play the piano and his favorite place to be was front row for any family talent show. He loved to sing, dance and befriend anyone he met. He continued to serve his entire life as a disciple of Jesus Christ, serving faithfully as a Bishop, High Councilman, High Priest Group Leader, Scout Master, Sunday School teacher, and as a dedicated Home Teacher. Reed had a positive impact in the lives of all those he interacted with. His great faith and knowledge of the gospel brought the spirit into the Turnbow home and played a crucial role in the spiritual growth of his sons and daughters.

Reed studied at Brigham Young University where he graduated with a B.S. in education and an M.A. in history and playwriting. Before entering the public education system he spent four years teaching with the LDS church education system and two years as part-time faculty at Brigham Young University. He taught english for over 30 years, having a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of young people. We love you daddy dear.

Reed is survived by his loving wife, Julie Andrews Turnbow, 9 children and 26 grandchildren. They have nine children, Jared (Jessica), Anne (Steven) Tew, Jennifer (Kire) Madsen, Aubrey, Kristine (Chris) Hess, Camilla, Jonathan (Kirsten), Spencer (Isabelle) and Alesha. He loved his children deeply and everything he did in life - he did for them. Siblings are Merrill (Vicky) Turnbow, Carol (Rex) Stallings, Richard (Suzanne) Turnbow, Joy (Jim) Burgoyne & Parley (Nicolene) Turnbow.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. at the Salem Stake Center, 470 East Canal Rd, Salem, Utah. Viewing will be held Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Salem Stake Center, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment at the Salem Cemetery.

“When I think of what a man on this earth should be, I think of Reed Davidson Turnbow”

We would like to request that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alesha Turnbow's college fund via Venmo: @julie-turnbow-1
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