Reed Rawlins Obituary

Reed LeGrand Rawlins, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1989, at his home. He was born Nov. 20, 1913, in Lewiston, a son of Jasper Alfonzo and Cora Mae Burbank Rawlins. He married Ethel Scott on Jan.20, 1940, in Lewiston.

He attended Cache County Schools and was graduated from North Cache High School. He had lived in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and in Trenton since 1959. He was emloyed at Amalgamated Sugar and had worked on the Hanford Atomic Energy Project in Washington. He also had worked at Thiokol, Wurlitzer, Weather Shield and Trenton City.

He loved horses and was an amateur horse trainer. He had served as Republican Party chairman for Trenton, was sexton of the Trenton Cemetery and served on the Trenton Zoning Board.

He was a member of the LDS Church and had served a mission in the Southern states under LeGrande Richards. He had been a gospel doctorine teacher, ward clerk, explorer leader, stake missionary, home teacher and at the time of his death he was a High Priest in the Trenton Ward.

Survivors include his wife of Trenton, three sons and daughters-in-law, Reed Scott Rawlins of Lewiston, Daniel Mark and Marylyn Rawlins of Elko, Nev. and Drew Rawlins of Trenton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Deanna and Dean Robinson of Manti, Alaine and Maurice Carter of Corrine and Marsha Rawlins and Joe Weeks of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two brothers, Aerial Rawlins of Kennewick Wash.; and Lindsay Rawlins of Lewiston; one sister, Mae Jorgenson of Huntsville, and one sister-in-law, Velma Rawlins of Lewiston. He was preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers and one sister.

Services were Saturday, Dec.30, 1989, in the Trenton Ward Chapel with Bishop Mark Godfrey conducting. Burial was in the Richmond City Cemetery. Nelson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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