Obituary for Deon Geisler Reed - East Idaho News
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Deon Geisler Reed

October 6th, 1939 - January 11th, 2023

Deon (Geisler) Reed, 83, passed away January 11, 2023. She was born October 6, 1939, to Clyde and Inez Geisler. She grew up in the Annis, Idaho area near the Annis Butte and the Snake River. She attended schools in Annis and then attended Rigby High School. She married her sweetheart, Paul Wayne Reed on April 2, 1958. They purchased the Reed Family homestead where they farmed and raised cattle. Deon was a beautician and operated her own salon from her home. Paul and Deon were blessed with two children, Renae Mueller and Darwin Reed.

Deon enjoyed conversation and visiting with friends and family. She was an extraordinary listener. She taught her family how to make things beautiful and see the beauty in life. She spent several summers working with her friends at Queen of Hearts Nusery Garden, where she shared her knowledge. She kept beautiful flower beds and an expansive vegetable garden. She had a love of sports. She was always in attendance for sports and recitals for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Deon always enjoyed an intense lightning storm. She was known to be up watching all hours of the night, but most of all, she enjoyed warm weather and sunshine and enjoyed it best from her patio in St George, UT. It is no secret why Paul called her his sunshine. Deon enjoyed spending time with her family and would travel all over the states to visit her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Deon enjoyed her church family as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After retirement, Deon and Paul served a mission in Houston, Texas, and a second mission in St George, Utah. They decided to spend the last chapter of their lives soaking up the sunshine for 27 years and had recently returned to Idaho to be closer to family.

She is survived by her children; Renae (Blake) Mueller, Darwin (Lisa) Reed (Grandchildren: Megan Herbert, Amy Boll, Amber Young, Tiffany Reed, Breanna Croke, Mylaac Reed, Gabriel Reed, Jazzleena Reed, and Kilam Reed), Brother, Kirk Geisler (Sally), and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, parents, and brothers, Max and Kent.

Funeral Services for Deone will be held Friday, January 20, 2023, at 11:00am. Visitation prior to service from 9:30-10:45am at the LaBelle 4th Ward LDS Church (4223 E 528 N Rigby, Idaho 83442). Internment at the Annis Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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