Ruby Jean (Pearson) Reid passed away on August 25, 2021 at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. Ruby was born April 11, 1940 in Las Vegas, NV to Leonard and Martha “Marie” (Prince) Pearson.
She married Leo Daniel Reid on September 29, 1956, and together, they had four children: David Reid, Lori Reid, Lorna Reid, and Laura Reid.
Ruby endured the pain and sorrow of losing many loved ones in her lifetime, including her husband, Leo Reid, who passed December 15, 1983, after 27 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Martha “Marie” (Prince) Pearson; mother-in-law, Ruth Nervesta (McKinney) Reid; father-in-law, Larkin Junius Reid; her siblings, Rose (Pearson) Hanson, Ray Pearson, Helen (Pearson) McLain, Joyce (Pearson) Ray, Jack Pearson, Jerry Pearson; and two of her children, Lori Reid and Lorna Reid.
She was survived by her son, David Reid, her daughter, Laura Reid, and she is the proud grandmother of ten living grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and one on the way.
Ruby was a homemaker for many years while raising her children. After her husband passed away, she worked for a short time at Deseret Industries, then got a job working for Target, where she worked for several years until she retired to help take care of her sister, Rose, who passed away a few years later. Ruby spent the rest of her retirement caring for loved ones, sharing her love, and blessing those lucky enough to call her family.
Ruby leaves a legacy of love and service. She remembered every family member’s birthday - from grandchildren, to great nieces and nephews, and always took the time to make them feel special. She
Ruby Reid, leaving a legacy of love and service. had a great love for her family - not only her parents, siblings, and children, but also for her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews too. She will truly be missed, and we are all so blessed to have been part of her mortal journey on this Earth.
A funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 11th, at 8:45 a.m. at the LDS Chapel at 2295 N. Walnut Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89115. Her body will be laid to rest at 10:00 a.m. at Bunker’s Eden Vale Memorial Park, 1216 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101. A family luncheon will follow, back at the chapel.
A special thank you to La Paloma Funeral Services on Stephanie, to Bunker’s Eden Vale Memorial Park, and especially to Bishop Stevens and the Gateway Ward for your love, support, and service to our family at this time. Our hearts are full.
- Survived By
- Shannon (Jensen) Jackson,
- Jesse Jensen, Grandson
- Christina (Jensen) Hernandez, Granddaughter
- Ryan Jensen, Grandson
- Joseph Gonzales, Grandson
- Crystal (Gonzales) Harmon, Granddaughter
- Michael Reid, Grandson
- Kacey Schooley, Grandson
- Kris Schooley, Grandson
- Kerri Schooley, Granddaughter
- David Reid, Son
- Laura Reid, Daughter
- Kenny Ray, Brother-in-Law
- Preceded in Death By
- Lori Reid, Daughter
- Lorna Reid, Daughter
- Leo Daniel Reid, Husband
- Leonard Ray Pearson, Father
- Martha Mareen “Marie” (Prince) Pearson, Mother
- Rose (Pearson) Hanson, Sister
- Ray Pearson, Brother
- Helen (Pearson) McLain, Sister
- Joyce (Pearson) Ray, Sister
- Jack Pearson, Brother
- Jerry Pearson, Brother
- Larkin Junius Reid, Father-in-Law
- Ruth Nervesta (McKinney) Reid, Mother-in-Law
Life Story Info
Cause of Death
Religion and Beliefs
- Deseret Industries
Sep 29, 1956
Marriage to Leo Daniel Reid
Apr 20, 1957
Birth of son, David Reid.
May 30, 1960
Birth of daughter, Lori Reid
Jun 1, 1965
Birth of daughter, Lorna Reid.
Apr 27, 1967
Birth of daughter, Laura Reid
Dec 22, 1982
Death of father, Leonard Pearson
Dec 15, 1983
Death of husband, Leo Daniel Reid
Apr 26, 1995
Death of mother, Martha “Marie” (Prince) Pearson
Feb 21, 2016
Death of daughter, Lori Reid
Sep 13, 2018
Death of daughter, Lorna Reid
I've had a hard time finding my words, and am not the best at sharing my feelings, but would like to share what my beautiful Grandmother meant to me.
Grams had a hand in raising me, helping mold the foundation of who I am.
She was one of my favorite people to talk to, our conversations were always special catching up with our own lives as well as what was going on with the rest of the family. Even after talking for hours, you were still left wanting more.
Our family is spread out but Grams helped make it feel like we weren't as far apart. Grams was one of a kind and always made you feel like you were the most important person in the world and to her you were, she had enough love in her heart that every person she loved was the most important person to her.
Whenever we spoke she never had a bad thing to say about anyone even if someone had annoyed her she would brush it off because the love she had for them was more important than a temporary annoyance and she always wanted them to know they were loved above all else.
That is the legacy she leaves behind is that every member of her family no matter how they became a part of it, rather you were born, married, or adopted into the family, you knew without a shadow of a doubt this beautiful wonderful person with the heard of an angel loved you, so no matter what was happening in your life you knew there was at least one person and place where you were always welcome and loved.
I don't know when it started but every time I sent a card to my Grams I called her my beautiful Grandma, she was one of a kind and will truly be missed, but will always be a part of us as will the love she shared.
I know someday I will see you again but until then Goodbye to my beautiful Grandma, my Grams
Miss you so much, Grandma, but I’m forever grateful for your example of love and kindness. Until we meet again! Xoxo
I’m so sorry to miss the funeral. I loved Ruby and will miss seeing her at the reunions. My love to the family.
Ruby was great. Always super nice. I will miss her.