On Saturday, July 29, 2023, Rodney Craig Reaveley, loving and cherished husband, father, and grandfather, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away at the age of 69.\n\nRod (he didn’t care much for “Rodney”) was born on December 20, 1953, to Clyde and Betty (LeFlore) Reaveley. He grew up in Layton, where he forged lasting friendships that remained dear to him throughout his life. He played football at Layton High and graduated in 1972. He exemplified his dedication and determination by achieving the esteemed rank of Eagle during his active involvement in scouting.\n\nAfter high school, Rod briefly attended Ricks College before serving a mission for the LDS Church in the England Bristol mission. He served in the Church throughout his life, including as a Gospel Doctrine teacher and a member of the Elders Quorum Presidency.\n\nRod was a hard worker. He hauled hay, worked on a turkey farm, worked in a tire shop, sold cars, and ran his own bridge construction company. He eventually decided that construction was keeping him away from his family, so he went back to school. He had a passion for learning and for science in particular. He graduated from Weber State University with a major in zoology and a minor in botany. He then dedicated over 25 years to teaching a range of science classes at Wasatch High School in Heber City. His impact extended beyond the classroom as he coached boys and girls golf and assisted in coaching other sports. Rod had a dry sense of humor, but he could connect with anyone. He genuinely cared about his students.\n\nRod met his wife Diane Fawcett at a Church dance, where he convinced her to be his dance partner. They were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on August 19, 1978. Together, they raised three beloved sons: Benjamin, Isaac, and Caleb. Rod was proud of his sons and their accomplishments. Rod adored his six grandchildren whom he absolutely loved beyond measure: Carson, Grayson, Evelyn, Scout, Houston, and Oliver. He considered it a blessing to be able to spend so much time with them.\n\nRod’s love for golf was unparalleled; it was his favorite pastime. He also loved to travel, especially to anywhere with a beach (as long as he could drive because he hated flying). He stayed curious throughout his life and loved learning about the places he visited. \n\nHe is survived by his two brothers, Gary and Jimmy [Roslyn]; his three sons, Benjamin, Isaac [Cindy], and Caleb [Staci]; and his six grandchildren. Rod was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Betty.\n\nFamily and friends are warmly invited to attend a funeral service at 1:00 PM on Monday August 7, 2023, at the Lindon Central Stake Center (55 East 600 North). Prior to the services, a visitation will be held from noon to 12:45. Burial will be at the Lindon Cemetery.\n\nRod will be tremendously missed, but his memory will forever live on in our hearts, inspiring us to embrace life with passion, laughter, and love for family.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at olpinmortuary.com.