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Reed LaVell Vincent

December 26, 1935 — May 15, 2022

Reed LaVell Vincent, 86, passed away on May 15th, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona. LaVell was born on December 26th, 1935, the first of four children, to Reed Claude and Caroline Lovell Vincent in Oak City, Utah. His father was a dairy farm milk tester and, in Lavell’s early years, the family moved several times around Utah, Idaho and Oregon. He attended schools in Gervais, Oregon and Salt Lake City, Utah. At age 16, he joined the National Guard, where he served for two years. He later joined the Air Force and served for three years, where he was stationed in California, Wyoming, South Korea and North Carolina. Upon returning home from the service, he rejoined his family in Woodburn, Oregon where he met his future wife, Darlene Clark. They were married on August 18th, 1961 in Stevenson, Washington. The marriage was later solemnized in the Manti, Utah temple on December 18th, 1970. LaVell and Darlene lived in Oregon until January,1964, when they moved to Rexburg, Idaho, where LaVell attended Ricks College for six months. From Rexburg, they moved to Lehi, Utah and later to Orem, Utah. They attended BYU until May, 1972, when they moved to Sandpoint, Idaho and established a dairy, which they operated until 1985. After selling the cows and going out of the dairy business, LaVell worked as a building maintenance manager for the LDS church until his retirement in 2001. Upon retirement, he loved fishing and, most of all, spending time with his family. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various positions, including bishop’s counselor, Sunday school president and young men’s president. LaVell was a kind and honest man who placed his commitment to his family above all else. The only approval he sought was that of his family and his Savior. LaVell is survived by his wife of 60 years, Darlene; brother, Joseph (Carol); sister, Carol Jean Meyers; sons, Jonathan (Kassie), Jeremy (Laura) and Jared (Lindsey); daughters Michelle Marchant (Paul), Shauna Bailey (Mike) and Cathrine Hunsaker (Leo); 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Grant Lovell Vincent and brother-in-law, Alan Meyers. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. at the LDS church, 602 Schweitzer Cutoff Rd, Sandpoint, Idaho, with visitation one hour prior. Services will be conducted by bishop’s counselor, Corey Coon, with Interment to follow at Pack River Cemetery, Sandpoint, Idaho.
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Saturday, May 28, 2022

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