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Tom "Rat" Reed

July 25, 1936 ~ June 2, 2019 (age 82)

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William Thomas “Tom” Reed, 82, of Idaho Falls, passed away June 2, 2019, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. 

Tom was born July 25, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, to George H. Reed and Stephanie Chvorovich Reed.  He grew up and attended schools in the area.  Following graduation from high school he went to Junior College prior to joining the U.S. Navy. Tom attended the Navy College and Navy Flight School. He made the Navy his career, served as a fighter pilot, and earned the rank of LCDR flying over 200 combat missions in Vietnam.

On May 28,1960, he married Kay Ann Stemke in Franklin Park, Illinois. They had six children: Mark, Kim, Kris, Kathy, Kelly, and Brittany. They lived in San Diego, California prior to moving to Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Tom enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears games. He especially loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Kay Ann Reed of Idaho Falls, ID; son, Mark (Kathy) Reed of Idaho Falls, ID; daughter, Kim Brown of Ammon, ID; daughter, Kathy Patrick of Montana; daughter, Kelly Robinson of San Diego, CA; daughter, Brittany (Chris) Hillam of Smithfield, UT; brother, George (Judy) Reed of Whittier, CA; sister, Dorothy Reed of Gresham, OR;  
11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kris McMahon; and a stepbrother, Bill Holdsworth.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2019, at Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Memorial Team and Navy Honor Guard.


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Graveside Service
July 26, 2019

11:00 AM
Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery
4602 South Yellowstone Highway
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

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