Paul Ream

8 Oct 1915 - 18 Dec 2007


Paul Ream

8 Oct 1915 - 18 Dec 2007
edit Edit Record
photo Add Images
group_add Add Family
description Add a memory

Provo---Paul Ream left his name behind on a Provo street and 13 Utah grocery stores when he died Tuesday in Salt Lake City at 92. Mr. Ream was a major figure in Provo beginning in 1949, when he opened his first store at 890 W. Center. The store still operates under the Ream's name. His most famous s
Register to get full access to the grave site record of Paul Ream
Terms and Conditions

We want you to know exactly how our service works and why we need your registration in order to allow full access to our records.

terms and conditions

Contact Permissions

We’d like to send you special offers and deals exclusive to BillionGraves users to help your family history research. All emails ​include an unsubscribe link. You ​may opt-out at any time.

Thanks for registering with!
In order to gain full access to this record, please verify your email by opening the welcome email that we just sent to you.
Sign up the easy way

Use your facebook account to register with BillionGraves. It will be one less password to remember. You can always add an email and password later.


Life Information

Paul Ream


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 26, 2011


June 21, 2011

Nearby Graves

Nearby GravesTM

Some family members have different last names, but they’re still buried relatively close to one another. View grave sites based on name, distance from the original site, and find those missing relatives.

Upgrade to BG+

Find more about Paul...

We found more records about Paul Ream.


Relationships on the headstone


Relationships added by users


Grave Site of Paul


Paul Ream is buried in the Provo City Cemetery at the location displayed on the map below. This GPS information is ONLY available at BillionGraves. Our technology can help you find the gravesite and other family members buried nearby.

Download the free BillionGraves mobile app for iPhone and Android before you go to the cemetery and it will guide you right to the gravesite.
android Google play phone_iphone App Store



Thomas Avelon Ream's Obituary

Contributor: Taneya Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Tom A. Ream Thomas Avelon Ream, 79, passed away October 1, 1989. Born Colonia Diaz, Mexico, November 15, 1909, son of Thomas Avenell and Amilliceni Jackson Ream. Married Esther Stevens, June, 1932, later divorced. Married Cleo "Tillie" Staker, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 23, 1947. Member LDS Church. Tom was skilled in mechanics, electrical, refrigeration, sheet metal and supervising building maintenance. He lived and worked in Provo, Utah; Venice, California; Mt. Pleasant, Utah; Blackfoot, Idaho and Las Vegas, Nevada, where he resided over 20 years. In 1984, he moved to Salt Lake City. Tom enjoyed fishing, boating, and music, which became very important to him as his health failed. He loved being with his family and friends, especially the little ones. Survivied by his wife, Tillie, Salt Lake City; children, Thomas Howard Ream, Ethelyn Ream Olsen, Marilyn Ream Mickelson, Sheral M. Merz, Freddie Ann Merz Keller; many grandchildren; brothers and sister, DonaldL., Las Vegas, Nevada; James O., Washington, Utah; Paul J., Salt Lake City; Royal R. and Joseph J., Henderson, Nevada; Mary Maxine Ream, Keene, Texas. Funeral services Wednesday, October 4, 1 p.m., Mt. Pleasant Third LDS Ward Chapel. Friends call Ursenbach Funeral Home one hour prior to services. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. N3 10/2 N1 10/3 Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 02-03 Oct 1989, page B3

Obituary--Friday, Dec. 21 2007--Deseret News

Contributor: Taneya Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Provo---Paul Ream left his name behind on a Provo street and 13 Utah grocery stores when he died Tuesday in Salt Lake City at 92. Mr. Ream was a major figure in Provo beginning in 1949, when he opened his first store at 890 W. Center. The store still operates under the Ream's name. His most famous store, known affectionately as the Ream's Turtle, was demolished in 2006 to make way for the Alpine Village condominiums and shops — on the corner of Paul Ream Avenue (1450 North) and Freedom Boulevard. The street was named for Mr. Ream in 1990 at the request of the Council on Aging. Mr. Ream established an endowment for Provo's Eldred Center for senior citizens in the 1970s. The fund grew to more than $1 million. The Ream's Turtle was an odd, gray, turtle shell-shaped former skating rink built in 1961 that Mr. Ream converted into a grocery store in 1967. It was a magnet for shoppers from as far away as Price, Cedar City and Heber City, in part because it was a leading supplier for Tony Lama boots and Levi's jeans. Mr. Ream was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. He provided eight scholarships a year through the hall, a tradition that will continue because Mr. Ream donated $150,000 to the program last year. "He was a great man," the Hall of Fame's past president, Berdean Jarman, said. Mr. Ream's company operates 10 grocery stores in Provo and Salt Lake, Wasatch and Davis counties. His children and grandchildren own four separate stores with the Ream's name in Utah County. In September, a grandson, also named Paul Ream, removed all the alcohol and tobacco from the Provo store he owns, Ream's Family Foods, 2250 N. University Parkway. He did so in part because his 9-year-old daughter Shyanne, the great-granddaughter of the grocery store magnate, completed her school's D.A.R.E. program and then asked her father why he sold drugs at his store. Other Ream's stores continue to sell the products. Mr. Ream was born in 1915. His experiences during the Depression informed his work ethic and generosity. He began working in the grocery business in 1944, but it was in the late 1940s and early 1950s, after he opened that first store, that he became a millionaire by selling World War II surplus goods in bulk at 10 percent above wholesale. A viewing is scheduled Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Berg Mortuary, 185 E. Center, Provo. Another viewing is scheduled the following day from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Millcreek Stake Center, 4220 S. Jeanine Drive (400 East), Murray, followed by funeral services at noon.

Life timeline of Paul Ream

Paul Ream was born on 8 Oct 1915
Paul Ream was 14 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
See More
Paul Ream was 24 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
See More
Paul Ream was 29 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
See More
Paul Ream was 42 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
See More
Paul Ream was 49 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
See More
Paul Ream was 58 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
See More
Paul Ream was 70 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
See More
Paul Ream was 84 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
See More
Paul Ream died on 18 Dec 2007 at the age of 92
Grave record for Paul Ream (8 Oct 1915 - 18 Dec 2007), BillionGraves Record 26231 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States