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Reed Beus Burnett
Reed Beus Burnett
South Ogden, Utah
Reed Beus Burnett, 87, died at home November 24, 2021
His life began in a very humble two room apartment on June 14, 1934. He was born of goodly parents, Omer David Burnett and VaNeta Beus Burnett. Reed was the second child in their family of three boys and two girls.
Reed married Carole Boyle on November 5, 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple. They recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary.
Education was considered a great opportunity. He attended Weber College and graduated from the University of Utah in 1958 with his accounting degree. Later he returned and graduated with his Masters Degree in Business administration from the University of Utah.
He was an entrepreneur at heart. He owned a printing business, mortgage loan company, a furniture store and other adventures. He was a contract price analyst for the government. He served as PTA President for Taylor Elementary School and Bonneville High School.
Reed was always an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His first mission was in the North Western States Mission where he taught the gospel in Washington and Oregon. After marriage he was ordained a Seventy by Elder Harold B. Lee October 22, 1961. The responsibility that came with this involved missionary work. He served in the stake mission presidency and with many young missionaries who would receive his council in our home. Serving as a temple ordinance worker in both the old and new Ogden Temple was a choice experience that he enjoyed with his wife Carole. His ancestors played an important role in his life. He loved doing family history work. He knew those good people even though he hadn’t met them yet.
He so deeply cherished his family that he was always striving to better live as an example to them of Christ’s goodness. Surviving are his wife, Carole Boyle, brother Floyd (Carole) Burnett, sister Linda (Tommy) Smith. 6 sons and 4 daughters. Gary (Shirleen) Burnett, David (Judy) Burnett, Michael (Jennifer) Burnett, Brian (JeriDee) Burnett, Brent (Charlene) Burnett, Peter (Lori) Burnett, Bonnie (Aaron) Chadburn, Brenda (Fairron) Chadburn, Margie (Rob) Dean, Elizabeth (Brian) Blanchard. 61 grand children, many great-grandchildren plus 8 more on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents Omer and VaNeta Burnett. Brother and sister in-law Eldon and Pauline Burnett, Sister and brother in-law Joyce and Robert Rasmussen.
He had a testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ and His priceless gift to all mankind. Reed desires to have all of us join him in the joy we experience as forever families.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 4, 2021 at the South Ogden 8th ward building,. 720 Nancy Dr. Viewing will be 10:00-10:45. Funeral Services will follow at 11 am.
Join us via zoom link to view the funeral. A musical tribute begins at 9:45am-10:45am and the funeral will begin at 11:00am.
Bonnie and Aaron, what a wonderful legacy your sweet father has left the world. Such a good and honorable man who raised a good and honorable family. So sorry to hear of his passing. May you feel of our love and prayers for you at this time. Richard and Janet
Janet Howard Dec 3 2021 3:36 PM
Hell Burnett family. I am saddened to hear about the passing of a great patriarch who clearly has a tremendous amount of love for his family and the gospel of Jesus Christ. From the couple of summers I spent with Pete around the Burnett home in Newbury Park, I remember several times hearing that Reed always loved to take the \"scenic route\" when taking the family on trips. Although it was meant in good humor at the time it dawned on me that there might just be some wisdom in taking the scenic route in life, maybe especially when you have no idea where it will take you. It seems to me that it took Reed down a great path with a sweet wife, so many children, grand children and great grand children to show as the evidence of a man dedicated to loving life and embracing what the Lord will bring. And really, if the alternative is a straight line from cradle to grave, the \"scenic route\" begins to look like so much fun. My heart goes out to you all. Stay good. Love Scott LaBass
Scott LaBass Nov 30 2021 1:56 AM
Such a wonderful man! He will be remembered with many kind and good thoughts! I am very grateful that he lived as long as he did and left such a great posterity!
Christeena Moffett Nov 29 2021 11:45 PM