Dave Reid

Dave Reid

Dave Reid, 61, of Salt Lake City, Utah passed away in the early morning on July 17, 2023. He was born to Connie Leonard-Reid and Richard Reid on September 1, 1961. Dave graduated from Brighton High School in 1978 and began a life-long career at Harmons Grocery where he worked until his death. His most cherished times were with his beautiful wife, Alby, whom he married on February 18, 2017.

Dave was the type to always want to explore new places and would never turn down a new food. He always had the urge to learn about engines and had the tenacity to fix anything. He loved working on everything – whether it was helping you change your brakes or spending countless hours working on his cars, hobby boats, camper trailer, or his beloved jet-mate. Dave was an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast who spent his free time in nature with his wife, he loved finding their next place to visit or their next campsite to try out.  The world is a better place because Dave was in it, he made sure everyone felt welcome and helped shape the world where each of us is a better person than we were before we knew him. Dave was loved by all that knew him and his positivity was unmatched. 

Survived by his wife, Alby Marie Reid; his two children Chris Reid (NaCole) and Tamsen Reid (Jaron Earle); his step daughters Patricia Manzano and Paula Manzano; his mother Connie Reid; two brothers Roger Reid (Kerry) and Jim Reid (Carrie); his former spouse Margie (Cliff) Duncan; and many cousins and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his father Richard (Dick) Reid.

A viewing followed by a funeral service will be held at City View Mortuary on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation, in Dave’s honor, to the University of Utah’s Driving Out Diabetes donation program as he was a life-long Type I Diabetic. Thank you to all who have loved, supported and shared memories with Dave – he will be missed by many, but Dave and his warmth is unforgettable to all he leaves behind.

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5 Comments
  • June Whittington
    Posted at 10:49h, 20 July Reply

    I worked with Dave when I started at harmons 33 years ago, we went to different harmons but would run into each other and he always remembered me and we would talk as if we hadn’t had years between us, he was a great person and I’m so sorry to hear of his passing , he will be truly missed, prayers to your family.

  • carmen anderson
    Posted at 19:45h, 20 July Reply

    I worked with Dave same grocery store for years. Not employed as long as Dave but the last few years, I got the help with my fig tree that he shared with me. I enjoyed my friendship with Dave. We at the grocery store all are saddened that Dave has left us. I want to share with Dave’s family the sixth verse from the hymn, “Come come ye Saints” “And should we die before our journey’s through, Happy day! All is well! We then are free from toil and sorrow too. With the just we shall dwell. Happy Day! All is well, All is well.” Dave was a wonderfu person and I will miss his friendship.

  • Laura Ballard
    Posted at 10:57h, 21 July Reply

    Hey Dave, On to the next adventure, I see. May you rest in peace. Thank you for being so good to me at Harmon’s when I was checker there at Harmons West. Thank you for the cute way you introduced me to Doreen Harmon.

  • Jace Redmond
    Posted at 19:45h, 22 July Reply

    He was a great person, he was dealing with so much medically. Yet he didn’t let that ruin his day. He was always so positive, he was hilarious, so freaking funny and always brought a smile to mine and everyone’s face.

    I was his manager at Harmons Grocery until I left in May, he always worked hard and always with a smile.

    Whenever he was hurt or sick or not doing well I was worried and anxious. Especially with all the surgeries he has had.

    I wanted to make sure he was comfortable with the samples I had him working on.

    I just wish I could have said goodbye. Rest Well David, you will be forever missed

  • Nicole Brewer
    Posted at 08:24h, 02 October Reply

    I still think about you… miss you… we worked together for 18 months… became my BFF at work. Thank you for being there for me when I needed it the most.

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