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Reid Bradford Pearce

August 4, 1933 ~ June 8, 2018 (age 84)

Reid Bradford Pearce (84) passed away on June 8, 2018, just 26 hours after his brother Gary passed.  Reid was born on August 4, 1933 in Cornish Utah to John David Lafayette (Jack) Pearce and Edith Bingham Pearce.   Reid grew up in Cornish on the family farm.  These were tough economic times during which he learned first-hand the meaning of hard work and dedication.  He took the lessons learned and applied them throughout his life.  Besides working hard he also played hard creating lasting memories of playing baseball, swimming in the local canals and being a bit wild and free.

When he was 17, he enlisted in the Navy and fought in the Korean War.  He married Cleone H Oliverson on September 15, 1954 in Las Vegas.  Reid and Cleone made their home in Preston, Salt Lake, Hendersonville Tennessee and finally, Fullerton California.

After the death of Cleone in 1989, Reid married Christine Masquelier on February 21, 1991 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  They made their home in Logan.

Reid was a proud, life-long labor unionist.  His career spanned over 30 years with the Communications Workers of America.  He began as a shop steward and for the last 10 years of his career, he was the head contract negotiator for thousands of Pacific Bell and General Telephone employees.   He continued his involvement with the union after retirement and was a past president of the Cache Democrats.

Reid is preceded in death by his wife Cleone, his parents, his brother Gary, and a cousin Phil Perry.  He is survived by his wife, Christine, his brother, Rod Pearce, his sister,  Linda Palmer, both of Preston and his children Terri Gass (Jim) Logan, Cindy Humphreys (Rick) Logan and Todd (Sheryl) Chino Hills CA.  He has 7 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.  He has 6 nephews and 7 nieces whom he loved dearly.  All who knew him will miss him.

Funeral services will be held at Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Webb Funeral Home in Preston Idaho.  There will be a viewing Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 at the funeral home.  Reid will be interred in the Whitney Idaho Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com

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