February 19, 1926 – September 21, 2021
Our gentle loving hero, Calvin “Reid” Bybee, passed away peacefully in his home on September 21, 2021. He was born on February 19, 1926 to Joseph Orin and May Lawson Grix Bybee. He married Lora Gaye Carver on December 10, 1954 at the Salt Lake Temple LDS.
Reid grew up in Uintah and lived there happily for 95 years. He graduated from Weber High School in 1944. He served in the US Navy during WWII upon graduation from high school and in the Army Reserves after graduating from ROTC at Utah State Agricultural College. . After his military service, he attended Weber State where he obtained a Bachelor of Industrial Arts. Reid went on to earn a master’s degree in educational administration from Utah State College.
Reid worked in the Weber County School District for 34 years, where he was an industrial arts teacher and elementary school principal. He tried to help each student feel important by knowing each of their names and taking an interest in their life. Many teachers and students have mentioned how much dad has influenced their lives. In addition, Reid was active in the community. He served on the Uintah city council for 20 years and served in many church callings.
Reid’s favorite hobbies were athletics and family. He played baseball and basketball and LOVED coaching his kids during their little league and young adulthood. His coaching style emphasized fundamentals, teamwork, self-confidence, patience, respect and the fun of the game. He was an avid reader and took great pride in his garden and his court.
Dad is also known for his sense of humor, some have said it was dry, but we call him ‘priceless’. His smile and baby blue eyes lit up a room and every life he touched was blessed to know him. He had the ability to make everyone feel important and needed. Reid was a very patient man and taught life lessons by example and gentle guidance. He dedicated his life to teaching children – his own and others.
Reid is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lora Gaye and her children: Laurie Bybee, LeAnne Maycock, Bradley (Rebecca) Bybee, Kevin (Laura) Bybee, Kelly (Jennifer) Bybee, Chris (Tiffanie) Bybee, Jennifer (Troy) ) Miller; 24 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, five brothers: Joe, Grant, Bob, Wayne and Jesse; four sisters: Ina, Lois, Rosalie and Ruth; grandson, Cameron Bybee; and her stepdaughter, Tiffanie Bybee.
Special thanks to Theresa and Jennifer at Envision Hospice for their loving care.
The funeral will be on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Uintah 1st Ward Chapel, 6660 South 1775 East. Friends can visit family on Sundays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ogden Mortuary in Lindquist, 3408 Washington Blvd. and Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church. Burial, Uintah cemetery.
The services will be broadcast live and available by scrolling to the bottom of Reid’s obituary at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences can also be shared.