Thursday, February 5, 2015

Reed J. Money, Jr.

In Memory of Reed J. Money, Jr.

    It is with a heavy heart that the Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center notes the passing of one of our greatest supporters.  Reed J. Money Jr., age 86 of Payson, Utah.  Reed passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the Central Utah Veteran’s Home  surrounded by his family
    Reed was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, proud veteran and special friend to everyone that had the opportunity to associate with him
    He was a past president and longtime member of the People Preserving Peteetneet Executive Board and the Board of Trustees.  He also served as the treasurer for many years for the organization.  If something needed to be done or help was needed on a project at the museum, Reed was always one of the first ones to volunteer to help in any way that he could.  He was one of the many supporters of the Peteetneet that made it the place that it is today.  He will be sorely missed by the Peteetneet and the volunteers that serve there.
    Everyone at Peteetneet always thought of Reed as “A Gentlemen’s Gentleman.”  He was always so friendly and had a smile and a kind word for everyone he came in contact with.
    Reed was born on November 11, 1928 in Riverside, California to Reed and Ella Viertel Money. He graduated from Payson High School. Shortly after graduation, he joined the US Navy, where he served his country in the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, Reed met the love of his life, his wife of 59 years, Anna Buccola. They were married on April 14, 1956, in El Sereno California. Their loving partnership will leave a legacy for all of their posterity.
    Reed worked for Chevrolet in Southern California after his marriage until a call came from his father to ask him to move his young family and relocate in Payson, Utah to manage the family hardware business, Chase Lumber later renamed Money Promart Hardware.
    The move to Payson resulted in many opportunities to serve the community. Reed served as Payson City Councilman, Mayor Pro-Tem. He was the leader of the committee that was awarded a bicentennial government grant that allowed for the building of the Payson City Swimming Pool. He served on the Board of Directors for Mountain View Hospital, a long time volunteer for the Payson Salmon Supper. He served two terms as President of the People Preserving Peteetneet (Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center). He also coached many youth sports teams always emphasizing fair play and good sportsmanship. Reed was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    He is survived by his best friend and wife Anna, his sister Doreen Tanner brother Richard (Lynda). His children Ken (Mina), Karen Maestas (Ron), Dan (Kristen), 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
    Reed and Anna have set a remarkable example of dedication and support, following their children and grandchildren in many different activities. They could always be seen, no matter what type of weather, with their folding chairs side by side at ball games, dance reviews or any other activities their family was involved in.
    The family expresses gratitude for the tender care given to Reed during his time at Central Utah Veterans Home. The love and care he received there have made the attendants feel like members of the Money family.
    Funeral services will be held Monday, February 9, 2015,  11:00 a.m. in the Payson, Utah Page LDS Chapel, 711 South 600 East. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary, 587 South 100

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