Reva Sargent Ferre died on January 19, 2022, at the age of 96. Reva was born on March 29, 1925 in Kanab, Utah. She was the eldest daughter of Frank Moyle Sargent and Eliza Swapp. She grew up in the southern Utah towns of Kanab, Delta, Enterprise and Cedar City before moving to Provo. Reva was trained to be a welder during the war. She attended Utah Technical College in shorthand and typing. She was a telephone operator and became a licensed cosmetologist/esthetician.
She was working at the Provo Telephone Company when she met her future forever companion on a blind date arranged by her friend at work. She met him again at Provo Bonneville 1st Ward Church after he returned from the Navy and they started dating seriously. After some prompting from his mother, Leo Stubbs Ferre proposed. They were married on March 28, 1947 at Manti Temple.
Reva was a talented housewife and could make any place a home. She took care of the children next to her house and her grandchildren over the years. She loved to sing until she lost her voice. She was a beautiful seamstress and was a manager at Fashion Fabrics in Orem and Provo for many years. She made her home in Provo, Arizona, Orem, St. George, and had a cabin in Cedar Mountain. She treasured family heirlooms and displayed them with love. Family and friends were always welcomed, loved and nurtured. She was the glue that held the family together when her siblings died. She made lifelong friendships wherever she lived. She served faithfully in many callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is survived by 4 children: David (Diane); Reva Ann Liddiard-Bowen; Karen Hall (Alan) and Janine Dudley (Jim); 17 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Sargent, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Stubbs Ferre; parents; sisters, Alice Esklund and Lois Liston; and his brother, Merrill Sargent.
A short viewing will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo, Utah. Immediately thereafter, interment will be in Provo City Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.
Published by Berg Mortuary of Provo on January 21, 2022.