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Garland Eugene Reser

04/29/1922 - 10/22/2018
Service Date: 10/27/2018
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Three Fountains Ward, 1582 North Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85203
Interment: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road. Phoenix, Arizona 85024

Garland Eugene Reser, 96, passed away on October 22, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona. Garland was born in Audubon, Iowa on April 29, 1922 to Samuel and Marie Reser.

Garland is survived by his daughters, Donita Coleman and Boni Pienups; and his grandchildren, Jay Stuart, Travis Stuart, and Cory Stuart; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Stuart, Aaron Stuart, Seth Stuart, Eden Stuart, Sarah Stuart, Sydney Stuart, Chandler Stuart, Lily Stuart, Charlotte Stuart, Cade Stuart, Dallin Stuart, Liam Stuart, Eliza Stuart, and Quinn Stuart. His wife, Donna Reser; his brothers, Dale and Rex; his sisters, Norma, Joanne and Joyce; two grandsons, Darwin Gartman and David Stuart; as well as his parents preceded him in death.

Garland served his country in WWII flying B-17 missions; he eventually served in the USAF until he retired in 1964. He worked for Lockheed Aircraft for ten years, and by then had established his own tax business which he operated until 2012. He loved his country, he loved his family, and he loved serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He never dismissed the opportunity to serve others in whatever way was needed. He has been a lifelong friend to many whose lives he touched along the way. But by far, he has been an example of honesty, integrity, and the poster person for “Choose the Right” to his children, his grandchildren, and his great-grandchildren. He was so loved, and will be so missed.

His viewing will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 9:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1582 North Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85203. The service will follow at 10:00am. The Commitment Ceremony will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024 on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 1:00pm.


  • Jeannie Darby Matteson

    So sorry for your loss beautiful cousins of mine.

  • I have known Garland for over 50 years next to my father he is the man I most respected. My life has been improved by knowing him.

  • Doni I’m thinking of you today saying a blessing for your wonderful family! Remembering your Dad and grandpa and what a great man he was and is and sending my love to you all!❤️

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