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Joseph David Ries

Celebration of Life

Joseph David Ries born in Park City, March 11, 1944 passed this life May 6, 2018.

Friends and family are invited to join us in remembering the happy and loving memories of my best friend and husband, wonderful father, and greatest grandpa. He truly loved his family.  We can be happy that he can finally find that comfy spot,be off fishing and working on the big movie set in the sky.

He was a veteran of the US Army, retired from Hill AFB, and actor.  (He was a featured extra on countless TV, movie and commercial productions.)

Survived by his loving family, wife, Dianne Douglas Ries; daughter and husband, Wendi Ries Whitzell and Michael Whitzell; grandchildren: Breanna (19) Gadge (16) Olivia (11);  brothers: Wm Bradford, Tom and Darrell Ries and many loving extended family members and friends.

Join us May 26, 2018 from 3 to 5 pm at 2600 North Hill Field Rd #140, Layton, UT to honor his love, courage, and strength.



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I am so sorry. May God hold you in His arms, and help you and your family.

Mary Kingry May 28 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear that Dave passed away. I had interesting conversations with Dave at the family get togethers. My deepest sympathies to you and Wendy.

Cindy May 27 2018 12:00 AM

Were so very sorry for ur loss Diane Dave was a wounderful man and you guys have helped us in so many different ways! He will be greatly missed..... Abel and family

Abel & family May 24 2018 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss, Dianne. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Valerie Fisher, Charles Pitchforth May 23 2018 12:00 AM