Date of Birth: December 06, 1950
Date of Death: September 27, 2020
eid Earl Graser was born December 6th, 1950 to Kenneth and Opal Rogerson Graser. He passed away at home with his family by his side on September 27th, 2020. Reid spent his childhood in North Ogden, graduating from Weber High School and later joined the Army Reserves. He later graduated from Weber State University and spent many years cheering for the Wildcat basketball team. At 27 Reid met the love of his life and asked her and her three children to marry him. They were married June 23rd, 1978, and were later sealed in the Ogden temple. They were blessed with two more children and then added two more through adoption. Reid worked for many years in the title business but found his passion helping youth at his positions at multiple Job Corps Centers. He had a special place in his heart for Job Corps the students, and his co-workers. Reid and Susan were blessed to travel the world with Susan’s parents, but their hearts truly belonged in Maui. We will all forever cherish our Maui trips with Mom and Dad. Some of our best days and favorite conversations were had sitting as a family on our favorite beaches. Through the blessings of adoption Reid and Susan were called to start their own adoption agency and for many years helped facilitate adoptions providing families with their own little ones to love. Reid and Susan raised their family in Pleasant View and North Ogden, Utah but decided to give up snow for sunshine and relocated to Litchfield Park, Arizona eleven years ago. They have truly loved Arizona and the friendships they’ve made there. Reid was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He enjoyed serving in many capacities including the bishopric and stake high council and had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and forever families. In June of 2019, Reid was the recipient of a donor's heart due to his recently diagnosed heart failure. This generous gift was meant to provide Reid with many more healthy years, but due to multiple infections and illnesses, he spent over a year in critical condition in the hospital. Our family made the painful decision to bring him home to Hospice in early September to let him pass and be set free of his earthly body. Our family is so grateful for the extensive love and support of so many this past year and a half. Reid grew up on the family farm and learned hard work taking care of the horses. He spent several years serving in the Pleasant View Possee helping the kids with horses. Reid enjoyed 4-wheeling and camping with the young men. He loved to golf until his knees didn't allow him to. Reid is survived by his amazing wife Susan Diamond Graser. His children, Stacy Martin (Dennis), Cory Campbell (Andi), Jamie Pierce (Steve), Shane Graser (Susana), Mckensie Graser, Mckaela Mikos (Cole), and Noah Graser, 15 awesome grandkids, and 6 great-grandkids. He is also survived by his siblings, Mike Graser (Mary Jean), Jeanette O'Brien, Susan Kostoff (Jim), and Bart Graser (Susan), and many nieces and nephews. He was a loving man who was dedicated to his church and family. We will miss you Dad.
A memorial service will be held on October 2nd, 2020 at 6:00 at LDS Chapel on 19322 Indian School Road, Litchfield Park AZ 85340. *Masks required. A follow up memorial service will be held in Ogden Utah on October 17th
In lieu of flowers please consider donating personally to Susan to help off-set the extensive medical bills.