Calvin Reid (1946-2004)


Routt County resident Calvin Reid died Oct. 5, 2004, at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. He was 58.

Calvin was born June 2, 1946, in Glenwood Springs to Eldon and Clarice Reid. He was raised in the Tabernash area and graduated from Granby High School in 1964.

Calvin joined the Navy and served his country during the Vietnam War.

He married Carol Ceasar in San Diego, Calif. The couple had a daughter, Cori.

Calvin lived in California for many years and was a carpenter by trade and also did electrical work. He moved to Phippsburg in 1990, and in 1995 he married Irene Visintainer.

Calvin was an accomplished musician and enjoyed music, fishing, hiking, gold panning and talking with his friends on the telephone.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Calvin is survived by a daughter, Cori Bearbower of Laguna Hills, Calif.; his mother, Clarice Reid of Phippsburg; two brothers, Charles Reid and his wife Sheri of Keensburg and Gene Reid and his wife Charlene of Springfield, Mo.; a granddaughter, Lindsey Bearbower of Laguna Hills, Calif.; his former wife, Irene Visintainer of Craig; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Oct. 9, 2004, at the South Routt Bible Church. Pastor Tom Harves and the Rev. Evan Reid officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625.


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