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Jeanna Rochelle Reid

November 13, 1990

Jeanna Rochelle Reid, age 26, returned home to her Heavenly Father due to an accident while hiking in Shepard Creek Canyon, a few miles from her family’s residence in Farmington, Utah. Jeanna was considered a ’missing person’ from October 3, 2017 until January 26, 2018, when hunters discovered her body. Extended family members, neighbors and community friends, and particularly Farmington City Police and Davis County Search and Rescue, spent countless hours looking for her. The Reid family is forever grateful to all who searched, prayed and exercised faith that Jeanna would eventually be found.

Jeanna was born on November 13, 1990, in Marietta Georgia. She was the fifth child of eight and was beloved and adored. Her large expressive eyes and charming personality made her a delight among her family and friends. She loved to perform and entertain any who would listen.

Jeanna is survived by her parents, Douglas Parker and Rochelle Tew Reid and seven siblings, Emily, Seth, Cherilyn Bennett (Kij), Holli Peterson (Hans), Jacob, Daniel, Katelyn and two nieces and one nephew.

Jeanna was given a blessing to be an “angel of mercy”. This proved true throughout her life. She was loved by many because of her compassionate, tender personality and genuine interest in others. She had a bright mind and excellent memory, remembering specific details about events and people and often surprising casual acquaintances by knowing their names.

Jeanna participated in sports, theater, music and dance. She played the piano with great emotion and had a beautiful, powerful adult singing voice. She loved imitating different accents and languages. She was in musical groups during school and especially enjoyed being in community theater productions. She studied vocal music education at BYU-Idaho with hopes of becoming a school choir director.

During her later teenage years, Jeanna began suffering with schizoaffective disorder. Results from medication, counseling and hospitalizations had limited success. Her best relief was found in nature. She loved being outdoors and spent hours walking in the community, where people often recognized and looked out for her. She loved everyone, but was especially aware of those with social or cultural differences.

Jeanna wanted to work and go back to school and find solutions for herself and her sister, Emily, who has the same disorder. Emily was committed to the Utah State Hospital in 2011, by the local Behavioral Health system. This situation was heartbreaking for Jeanna. Her family has sought diligently to understand mental illness and has been sustained by the love and prayers of many. They pray Jeanna will now be able to help Emily and others as an ‘angel of mercy’ beyond the veil.

Jeanna will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. She will be remembered for her sincerity and kind, honest nature. Despite great challenges, she lived a life of integrity.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 10th at 11 am in the LDS Somerset Chapel, at 1885 Summer Wood Drive, Farmington. The family will greet friends on Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1941 N. Main Street, Farmington, Utah, and on Saturday at the Somerset Chapel from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the funeral. Interment will follow the funeral in the Farmington City Cemetery.

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