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Reed Fayne Jardine

March 9, 1930 — March 21, 2020

Reed Fayne Jardine, honest, hard-working family man, died March 21, 2020 in Draper, Utah. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He felt turning 90 was a big accomplishment.

Born March 9, 1930 in the small community of Richvale in the Teton Valley of Idaho, he was the second child and oldest son of Donald and Belle Jardine. Growing up during the depression on a farm, he learned to work hard from a young age. He said his family didn't have much, but they always felt blessed to have food on the table. He passed an ethic of working hard to his children and grandchildren and had little patience for idleness.

He met Emma Maxcine Brower at a church dance, always claiming she was the only woman who made his heart go pitter patter. They married two years later on September 21, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. After moving to Pocatello, Idaho he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, Cream Top Dairy, and Garrett Freightlines. He worked at Cream Top Dairy for seven years, waking up at four in the morning to make deliveries. His customers loved him and would often give him gifts of appreciation. While working at Cream Top Dairy, the family enjoyed chocolate milk pancakes, half and half, and Golden Guernsey extra rich milk. In 1960 he joined Garrett Freightlines as a long line driver, retiring after 30 years. Reed loved country music and memorized the words to many songs while driving. He was proud of his safe driving record and the awards he earned.

His family remembers fondly his strong, skilled hands. He fixed everything from leaky faucets to broken Barbie dolls. He built doll beds and dressers, toy trucks, bunk beds, a camper, and a family cabin. At his first home, he dug out the basement by hand and poured and finished the cement. The kids delighted in using it as their roller rink. When a spouse was asked to repair an item by one of his daughters, they would get the response "I'm not your dad, I can't fix everything."

We will miss the Sunday night treats of popcorn (made with a special pan he created), RC Cola, Hershey's chocolate bars, and watching Wonderful World of Disney. Our home was known in the neighborhood for always having popcorn made in dad's special pan and drenched in butter.
He was a very active grandpa, joining in with grandkids for swimming, hula hoops, pogo sticks, basketball, roller skating, sleigh riding, and teaching them to drive. Most memorable is playing cards and Mexican horseshoes with grandpa Jardine. His grandkids adored him.

Reed said his life began again after retiring at 60 when he was able to focus on the things he loved most; time with family, bowling, golf, racquetball, horseshoe tournaments, riding his bike, and going south in the winter. He was riding his bike until the last few months of his life.

Reed and his sweetheart Maxcine were called as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the New Zealand, Auckland mission In January 1995, where they spent the majority of their time serving and loving the people on Niue Island. He served in various church callings throughout his life and enjoyed serving weekly in the Idaho Falls Temple. He was a giver of compassionate service and had many friends throughout his life.

Reed commented frequently how proud he was of his family, and that each of his children have always had love and respect for each other. Always willing to help one another when needed.

Reed is survived by his son Bryce Jardine (Sheree); daughters Sharolyn Shipley (Jim "June"), Deby Miller (Gil), and Trina Metcalf (Steve); fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; brother Garry Jardine; and sister Lynda Jardine Reiley.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions there will be a Graveside Service for immediate family Friday, March 27, 2020.

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