Friday, April 16, 2010


Nancy would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support through this difficult time. We would like to encourage everyone to offer your condolences to Nancy and her family as a comment on this post. Just click on comment, choose the profile of "name" and enter your name and your condolences. Nancy will read them as she has opportunities.

Nancy would also like to thank all of the family members that will be staying with her at her home over the next few weeks to comfort and care for her. It's heartwarming to have so much love and support.


  1. Nancy, Aisza and Family;
    Please accept my condolences at the passing of your husband, father and loved one. Nancy and Aisza - I love you both and you are amazing women. I hope that you are comforted at this difficult time by all of us who love you dearly!
    Susan Edwards

  2. Nancy, I am sorry for your loss and wish you and your family the best.

    Bart Barker

  3. Nancy was an inspiration to each of us as to how we should respect and care for our loved ones. Her compassion and love was richly expressed in acts of kindness to Reed. Nancy somehow balanced the demands of her profession and the needs of her husband in such a manner that there was never any neglect of either responsibility. Yet her highest priority was her husband. God bless you Nancy and your family. John Hiskey

  4. Dear Nancy,

    I'm so sorry to hear that you have lost your beloved husband. It sounds like he was (and still is) a great guy! I'm sure that you will miss him dearly. All my condolences to you.

    Jean Corey (Sandy Historic Committee)

  5. Dear Nanc,

    A big thanks to you for your indurance in Dads final days. He was ready to move on. I know he loved his family and the companionship he found with you. He will be missed in all our lives.

  6. Dear Nancy,
    My deep condolence with the loss of your beloved Reed.I never met him, but Tom told me all about how you both worked in the business and about the success with the horses. I hope your memories of him will be of some comfort to you. The world has
    lost someone very special. Please accept my sympathy and good wishes. Charlotte Jordan

  7. Nancy,

    I'm so sorry to hear of Reeds passing. You two made quite a couple - amazing! In case you don't remember, you hired me to work with you in the SLCounty Mayor's office. It was a wonderful experience. I still remember seeing you and Jerry Shaw at our son Brad's funeral back in December of 2004. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated then and is not forgotten today. You are an amazing lady and we wish you well going forward.

    Warm wishes and sincere condolences,

    Scott & Sharon Hansen

  8. Dear Nancy-

    We are sorry to learn of the loss of your dear husband. We wish you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time, and pray that you will be blessed with sweet memories of him always.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Your Friends at Les Olson Company

  9. Nancy,

    I am so sorry about the passing of Reed and wanted to let you know I was thinking of you. You are such a wonderful person and have helped me so much; I wish there was more I could do for you in return during this difficult time. I wanted you to again let you know you're in our thoughts and prayers and to wish you comfort during this time.

    Josh and Jessica (Wright) Christiansen

  10. Nancy,

    We are truly sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed every encounter I had with Reed. All the best to your family as you mourn and celebrate.

    Aaron & Holly Bludworth

  11. Nancy & Family:

    Words alone cannot express the sadness I feel for you. I always enjoyed and admired Reed's "Quiet Strength". He truly was the Wind Beneath Your Wings. I ask God's blessings and comfort for you all at this time of sorrow. Reed's struggle is over; Ours continues... Still, in the quiet times, know that you are loved - Even from far away...

    B. Murphy

  12. Nancy,
    I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your husband and my Grandfather. It is unfortunate that my own circumstances and life ambitions prevented me from visiting very often and being as close to him as I would have liked. I have fond memories of my grandfather and have always missed him in my life. I also have very fond memories of you Nancy, whether you realize it or not, you have probably influenced my life more than all others. My own political aspirations can be contributed in large part to my childhood memories of holding campaign signs for your mayoral elections. I do not desire to make the same mistake twice in one life time, I promise Nancy (Grandma) to make a concerted effort to spend more time with you. I wish you the very best in life and offer you my condolences for your recent loss.

    I love you,
    Michael Miller

  13. Don and Dorothy ZesigerApril 23, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    There are no words that can discribe the loss of such a wonderful and generous friend. Friendships like ours last forever. Reed had a great influence on many lives. After he met and had been spending time with Nancy he made the comment to Don, "I really think I could make it with that girl!" And so he did! It was only a few weeks later when Reed and Nancy came to our home to see our new son (DeeLynn) and told us they had been married that weekend!
    You were both so happy and have been every since that day. I will never forget Reed telling me about how he came up with Aisza's name. He was reading a magazine about John Wayne while Nancy was in labor. John Wayne has a daughter named Aisza (but I think it is spelled a little different). The name struck him and he knew that name would be very unigue and fitting for his little girl. Aisza we love you! All of our children were distraught when they heard of Reed's death. Each one had a special place in his heart and he was very good to them. They remember the few camping trips we went on and how Reed always had the fastest bike. From them: "Farewell to a special man who gave us much and provided some of us with jobs to get through school". Thanks for sharing so many Christmas's with us! From Don and I,"We love you all and know how hard this is. You were there for us when we experienced this in our family. Our love is with you all, Aisza and Nancy, Cindy, Kathy, Kevin, Anita and Karen. Reed truly was a legend!
    Your friends,
    Don and Dorothy Zesiger

  14. Mary Ann at Utah CEOApril 23, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Dear Nancy and Family--
    While there are no words to help ease the loss that you bear, know that you are close in every thought and prayer.

  15. Dear Nancy and Family,
    My condolences to you all. I'm so sorry to hear of Reed's passing. He was one of the most kind-hearted and gentle souls I've met. He never spoke negatively about anyone and always found a reason to laugh. I imagine Santa has the same laugh as Reed - a good, hearty belly laugh.
    Thanks for giving me my first job (bookkeeping for Workman Construction). I've hated math ever since (just kidding, sort of). I can still remember the smell of bacon and eggs, which you cooked for Reed every morning. I have a lot of great memories of the two of you and my parents, sitting around laughing and enjoying each other's company, while Greg, Kevin and I horsed around. Aszia was the "bookkeeper" at my wedding too - ironic. My dad really loved Reed, and I'm sure they're having a good ol' time once again.
    I remember many desert races - you two always cheered me on and were there for every pit stop; wiping off my goggles, giving me fresh water and gas, then sending me off again - rejuvenated. I'll never forget Reed coming in from a race with his hands hanging over his handlebars, looking like he had been hit by a train. He didn't complain, whine, or cry - and he had two broken wrists. What a tough guy! None of us could figure out how he had made it back to camp.
    The campfire-side service must have been very special - what a great tribute to a great man.

    All my love to you and your family,
    Lezlie Sauer (Noland)

  16. Dear Nancy,
    It is very hard to put in words the love I have had for Reed over the years. He was ever the gentleman when it came to we girls. We had many laughs over the years but I remember when Reed and Larry(Noland) were together...It just wasn't safe to let them out.
    I remember coming home from work and asking Larry what he had for lunch one day. He said he and Reed had gone to lunch but couldn't remember what he had eaten. So...he called Reed and asked " Hey, what did I have for lunch today?". Reed's response was "Where did we go". They were dangerous together and sometimes it wasn't safe to let them out. They could come home with a new car,truck or horse.
    The good times we had camping and motorcycling are some of Greg & Lezlie's happiest memories. Traveling with you two was always and adventure. We had a ball!
    Reed was one of the most generous people I have ever known. He was always ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed it.
    He may be out of sight but he will never be forgotten or out of our hearts.
    There is so much more but I am to the point in life where I can't remember where and what I had for lunch.

    Love you and yours,
    Dena Noland