Homer Allen Reber, 76, of Washington, Utah, fell asleep in death on May 17, 2019. Born on April 26, 1943, in Alliance, Ohio, he was eighth of nine children. He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1954. He and Jean were married June 23, 1962, and would have celebrated 57 years together next month. They had known each other since they were 8.
Homer moved with his family to the St. George area in 1987, following what he felt was Jehovah’s direction and was instrumental in beginning the Red Cliffs Congregation, where he remained settled.
Homer was known by many titles: husband, dad, son, brother, elder, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was well known for his baby blue eyes, mischievous grin and competitive streak. Most of all he was known for his loyalty to Jehovah and great faith in Jehovah’s promises.
Homer loved telling a good story. He enjoyed winning card games with family and friends. He liked beating his son and friends (especially Fred) at golf.
He looked forward to working in the sound department of the Kingdom Hall, assemblies and conventions. He was willing to work hard at whatever he was asked to do for Jehovah and could always be found working behind the scenes on theocratic projects. He mirrored Isaiah’s attitude, “Here I am, Send me,” even when it was something outside of his comfort level, including in 2009, when he and Jean moved to help an English speaking congregation in Acapulco, Mexico, for one year.
Surviving are his wife, Jean; his son, Robb, daughter-in-law, Michele, and their two sons, Sean and Brandon; his daughter, Bonnie, son-in-law, Chas, and their two children, Storm and Logan; his daughter Wendee, son-in-law, Scott and their combined children, Simone, Ian, McKenzie, Adam, Hope and Nicole; his daughter, Rochelle, son-in-law, Roger, and their son, Caleb; three great-grandchildren: Rixon, Tempe and Beau; his brother, Walter; his sisters, Arlene and Ellen; nieces and nephews; and numerous spiritual brothers and sisters.
Our family would like to thank our friends in the Red Cliffs Congregation for all of their support and kindness. We would like to thank all of the staff at Dixie Hospice for going above and beyond for our family during this difficult time.
- The services for Homer will be held on Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 626 S. 1100 East, St George, Utah.
- A reception will follow the service at 230 W BRIO Clubhouse Drive, Washington, Utah, from 3-5 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pine View Mortuary, 435-986-4222.
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