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Reed W. Teuscher December 18, 1941 - January 10, 2020

In the early morning of January 10th, 2020 and surrounded by those who loved him, Reed began his peaceful journey out of mortal existence and rejoined his son, Brad, in the eternities. Although Reed leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, children, and many grandchildren, each is comforted by the fact that he peacefully left his failing body and has been reunited with many family members.

Reed W. Teuscher was born on December 18, 1941 in Montpelier, Idaho to Willard and Marie Teuscher. He was the 4th and youngest child born to the family. Reed grew up in Boise with his siblings and enjoyed all of the benefits of being a child raised on a farm; cold nights sleeping on an outdoor porch, the care and compassion of raising animals, how to sheer sheep and the absolute value of hard work.

Reed attended Meridian High School and then Boise State College (now Boise State University), graduating with a Bachelors of Business Administration. He had a prolific 38-year career working for Sears Roebuck & Co. Everyone knew “Reed at Sears”. He was an honest and friendly coworker and made an impact on every person he managed, worked with or sold an appliance to; each customer was a newly made friend. Each person (customer, neighbor or stranger) who encountered Reed walked away feeling a deeper sense of self and a genuine love from this man.

Through a mutual friend, Reed met (and wooed) the woman who would become the love of his life. Reed and Judy were married for the eternities in the Idaho Falls Temple in August 1966. Together they began their journey in Boise, Idaho. Reed and Judy had 6 children from 1969-1979: Mark, Brad, Amy, Sally, Scott and Lindy. Probably the greatest testimony of his life is the honor and esteem with which his children regard for him; all others are measured by his shadow. Our Dad always made it a priority to let each of us know how proud he was of us and the decisions/accomplishments we have achieved.

Reed (Reed’o) lived a life of exemplary service. Never was a decision made that another’s thoughts weren’t first taken into consideration. He has given decades of loving service in his community and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, beginning by serving a mission in Chicago, Illinois, from 1960-1962. He continued his service in varying youth organizations, as a local bishop, and in many stake callings. Reed was known in his ward for sending “Thank-You-Grams” to congregation members who spoke in church meetings. He also gave a polished rock to each departing missionary to keep with them, reminding them that “only through adversity and trial does a rock become polished; such as each life lived.” He gave hundreds of hours serving the NCAA Track and Field, State of Idaho High School Track and Field and other local sports organizations. He loved following high school athletes, as if they were his own children/grandchildren, through their high school and collegiate careers.

More recently, one of his fondest accomplishments was the LDS mission he and his beautiful wife served in the Sydney Australia Mission (2005-2006). It was through his love and example that those around him learned to serve without guile. Reed was passionate about genealogy and years of collecting stamps and coins. He shared his passions with his grandchildren, giving each of them a commemorative coin collection. In the last 2 years of his life, his loving wife (our amazing mother) was able to return the many years of his service for others by caring for him in a way that no other could. Our mom has been dedicated to keeping him home and surrounded by those who love him while his health failed him.

Reed was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Marie Teuscher, his brother Ross and his son Brad. He is survived by his wife Judy, his 5 children: Mark (Tasha) Teuscher, Mary (Jeremy) Aldrich, Amy (John) Paul, Sally (Cody) Larsen, Scott (Michelle) Teuscher and Lindy (Scott) Osborn. His 17 grandchildren will each fondly remember their Grandpa because of his excellent coloring skills, smooth rocks, the many walks to the lean-to built along the Boise River, and his signature “finger wave” at the end of the driveway. He made each grandchild feel as if they were the only one. His 17 grandchildren are Spencer (Amy) Teuscher, Megan (Steven) Atkinson, John Teuscher, Madison Teuscher, Bekah (Tyson) Legg, Sydney (Nick) Johnson, Leah Teuscher, Hallie (Joe) Bench, Olivia Larsen, Savana Paul, Aubrey Teuscher, Cody Osborn, Jake Teuscher, Paige Larsen, Kylee Cooper, Garrett Teuscher, Jennie Teuscher, Zach Osborn, Geneva Atkinson (great-grand) and Brad Teuscher (great-grand). He is also survived by his two sisters, Carol Rodemack and Shirley Rodemack as well as many nieces and nephews.

There will be a viewing from 6:30-8:00pm, Thursday January 16, 2020 at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City, Idaho. A celebration of Reed’s life will be held at 11:00am, Friday January 17, 2020 at the church located at 700 W. State St., Eagle, Idaho with a viewing prior to the services 10:00am-10:45am. Condolences may be left at www.bowmanfuneral.com

There will be a viewing from 6:30-8:00pm, Thursday January 16, 2020 at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City, Idaho. A celebration of Reed's life will be held at 11:00am, Friday January 17, 2020 at the church located at 700 W. State St., Eagle, Idaho with a viewing prior to the services 10:00am-10:45am. Condolences may be left at www.bowmanfuneral.com

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    Marco Valle says

    What a human being… If I could only be half the person he was. I remember a very nice person accepting my family and being good friends to us neighbors from across the street. He would drive his old green truck everywhere. A memory of him was when I had to submit a video to enter a contest and he let me film him and his wife as they were waking up. I’m sure they thought it was all weird but I did win a VCR because of it. I also remember them visiting us on Christmas Morning. We could always rely on Reed for anything. You will always be a part of my growing up!… Rest in Peace till we see you again!

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    Dave Behunin says

    A great Bishop, a great friend. Love all of you.

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    Claudia Harris says

    Wonderful tribute to a great man and his family. We too are grateful for the release from his failing boy and reuniting with Brad- we will also miss this dear, treasured friend in our lives here. May good memories and the promise of an Eternal family buoy you’re spirits and hearts in these coming days. Our love, Claudia and Tracy and Family.

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    Damian and Tammy Burke says

    What a wonderful man! I regret not knowing him sooner. Praying for this wonderful, kind family as you say good-bye…for now.

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    Scott G Evans says

    Uncle Reed also made his nephews and nieces feel as if they were “the only one”. I just recently ran across a picture of me and my brother and half dozen cousins all piled in the back of his Dodge pickup. Uncle Reed was grinning his grin in the front seat, pleased as could be…

    Uncle Reed was the first guy to introduce me to a stick shift as a very young boy, a lifelong love that persists today. He was willing to “do” for anyone that needed it. I remember very clearly walking with him down to the river one summer, him showing me things in nature that were noteworthy, taking the time just for me. I remember him and Aunt Judy standing in the driveway as we left and me feeling so comfortable in knowing this family and this place.

    When I chose the middle of the woods to get married, Uncle Reed and Aunt Judy made the trek. Six hours on the highway and a final forty miles of dirt road and their station wagon funneling the dust direct into the cabin, they arrived looking like a couple of yesterday’s powdered donuts but his grin shone though like a beacon.

    I am sad that I didn’t get to spend more time with him in these later years, but I did see him a couple of years ago and was able to have a brief conversation with him and we looked in one another’s eyes during that time. I was happy to find the same guy I knew and I am pleased that in the end he was surrounded by all the people that I know who care for him.

    So long and farewell, Uncle Reed. Thanks for all of your influence.

    RIP and Love –

    Scott G Evans

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    Dean Kynaston says

    So sorry for your loss. We love the Teuscher’s and Reed.

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    Andy Swenson says

    My condolences to the Teuscher family on Reed’s passing. He was a gentle man and will be sorely missed by everyone who came into contact with him. Rest easy Reed.

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    Scott G Evans says

    Uncle Reed also made his nieces and nephews feel like the “only one”. He was the first man to show me how to shift a manual gearbox as a very young boy, a love that endures to this day. When we came to his house he took time just for me, as I’m sure he did for all the others.

    I was fortunate to have spent regular time with him when I was a young adult and struggling. His examples were important in my decisions about the person I should be.

    Rest easy, Uncle Reed. Thanks for your influence in my life, I am sure I am a better man for having known you.

    Scott

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    Rod DeGiulio says

    What a great man! I loved serving with him in the stake, and greatly admired his stalwartness in the gospel and his joyful approach to everyday interactions.

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    Marco Valle says

    This guy, Reed, was top notch. Made a propounding statement on my life and that of my family. Loving and caring without fault. Best neighbor ever!… I’m sure he is enjoying his reunion with his parents and with Brad who was just like his dad. May the green truck take you on that last ride my friend!

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    Andrea Sangster says

    Sending love and peace to the entire Teuscher family. Oh how the Tolley family loved Bishop Teuscher. I have so many fond memories of him over the years.

    With love,
    Andrea Tolley Sangster

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    Bill Frost says

    Reed and Judy were an inspiration to all the old Eagle folks, hardly ever see one without the other. He was so kind and thoughtful a real shepherd for those he served. I cherished each spring when he would have me come and roto till his beautiful garden. It was our own special time to catch up with our lives.
    I don’t know how many times in the evenings I would see the old green Dodge going down the road with one of his children one on one for a treat or just a visit to show his love for his kids.

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    Robert Morley says

    He was really one of the great ones. So sorry for your loss.

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