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Lorna Bingham Reeder

May 25, 1943 — December 15, 2023

Spanish Fork, Utah

Lorna Bingham Reeder


Lorna Bingham Reeder was born May 25, 1943 at the family farm house in Weston, Idaho. Her parents were Willard Grant and Ina Elvira Durrant Bingham.

 Lorna grew up in a close knit farming community that rallied when illness or injury occurred.  She had a close relationship with and helped a neighbor they called Grandma Adams. Lorna watched her first television show on Grandma Adams black and white TV. She enjoyed watching the Ed Sullivan show and Howdy Doody. 

Mom was the third and second daughter of eight children. Her sister Renae (Lou) Long preceded her in death in 2013. Her other siblings include Darrell (Anita) Bingham who live in Clinton, Utah; Donna Kuhlman of Tacoma, Washington; Stan (Rosie) Bingham of Mesa/Showlow, Arizona; Joan (Judy) of Arimo, Idaho; Blair (Nicole) Bingham of Preston, Idaho; and Margene (Lynn) Eskelson of Green River, Wyoming.

Mom grew up in a musical home and learned and enjoyed singing all of her life. Her teenage years were during the exciting time of the 50s where she enjoyed the music of Elvis Presley and dancing the jitterbug. She also learned to sew at a young age and made most of her and her three daughter’s cloths. In her later years she love piecing and building quilts into beloved works of art. Both talents gave her lifelong joy and blessed those around her.

Lorna went on a blind date with another couple that included a Treasureton boy named Vernon C Reeder. Lorna’s date complained because she couldn’t take her eyes off of Vernon. They started dating and soon Lorna and Vernon ran away to Brigham City where they were married on November 27, 1963.

Their early years were in Brigham City, Ogden, then Salt Lake where Vernon finished his education and where they started to bring their children into the world. They moved to Lehi, Orem, and finally to Palmyra, Utah. 

Lorna worked at several jobs and served in the Provo Temple. However, her passion was being a wife and mother. She will be missed by her family including her husband Vernon and her children: Michael Vernon (Keri) Reeder of Payson, Utah; Lorrie (Rick) Chesnut of Payson, Utah; Camille (Jed) Warner of Cederidge, Colorado; and Candice (Kris) Merrill of Trenton, Utah. She has 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren with 4 more great-grandchildren on the way. Lorna was a spiritual foundation in their home, family, and community of Palmyra, Utah.

One of Lorna’s early teachers told her “anything you want to learn can be found in a book.” She took this to heart and became a great reader and student of both the gospel and the world.

Lorna’s favorite calling was Gospel Doctrine, closely followed by her time as a Relief Society President. She was able to help heal and guide those who fell into her scope of influence with her knowledge and charitable service.

Lorna Bingham Reeder passed away on December 15, 2023 and joined her parents and wonderful mother-in-law in the arms of our Savior. Her life will be celebrated on Thursday, December 21, 2023. A viewing will commence at 9:00 AM at the Palmyra Ward Church House (1866 West 5000 South, Spanish Fork, Utah). The services will follow at 11:00 AM, with the interment at 1:00 PM in the Payson City Cemetery (400 North 800 East, Payson, Utah).

Special thank you to Andrea and Charity of Aspine Ridge Home Health.


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