Reynold spent his early years in Lyman, Wyoming working on the family ranch. He graduated from Lyman High. He married Eden Byrne; they had 4 children and later divorced. He worked in the oil field and construction industry. After a serious injury, he drove over the road as well as locally.
He married Shauna Lou Lloyd in 1985 and adopted her 5 children. They lived in Sandy until 1998 when they moved to Santa Clara.
He reinstated the Dixie Company of the Mormon Battalion and served as Captain for 4 years. He was a great sportsman, taking pride in his ability in tracking and hunting. His last wish was one more fishing trip.
He is survived by his wife Shauna Lou Bluemel; his children Mariette (Tyler) Boyles, Jack (Marianne) Bluemel, Natalie Bluemel, Ren (Sherry) Bluemel, Chuck (Melissa) Bluemel, Cameron (Samantha) Bluemel, Corey (Cindy) Bluemel, Chris (Katie) Bluemel, Heather (Jason) Christ; 29 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; his sisters Marjorie Maxfield and Ethel Coates; his brother Rodney Bluemel; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Maryette, and his brother Robert.
Funeral services will be Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:00 am at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah with viewings to be held at the same location, Wednesday December 4, 2013 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and prior to services on Thursday 9:00 am – 10:30 am. A graveside service and interment will take place Friday, December 6, 2013 1:00 pm at Crescent Cemetery, 11105 South State Street, Sandy, Utah.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Reynold Bluemel’s guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com