Betty Reed in the late '70s.
This Reed Family Gathering took place in Douglas on Thanksgiving day at the home of Mrs. Frankie Hern. Members of the family of Mrs. Effie Reed pictured here, left to right are: (seated) Mrs. Effie M. Reed, Mrs. Jim Reed, Mrs. Bud Watson, Mrs. Joe Reed, Mrs. Mildred Reed; (second row) Steve Reed, Mrs. Ray Reed, Joan Reed; (third row) Joe Reed, Ray Reed, Mrs. Hern, Jim Reed, Tommy Reed, Walter Reed, Bud Reed, Sam Reed, Bud Watson and Bill Hern.
Gravestone photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project.
(April 7, 1907 - April 25, 1996)
The Lusk Herald
May 1, 1996
Elizabeth (Betty) Reed
Memorial services for Elizabeth Delia Reed, 89, were held on Monday, April 29, 1995(1996), at 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Lusk with Rev. Don Laue officiating. Burial followed at the Lusk Cemetery.
Mrs. Reed died April 25, 1996 at the Niobrara Nursing Home.
She was born April 7, 1907, in Decatur, Neb. the daughter of Jim and Delia Akins.
She spent her childhood on a farm near Decatur, Neb. and attended school there. She attended college at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. She came to Wyoming in 1929 to teach school. She met E. C. (Jim) Reed at a local country dance and they were married in Lusk, Jan.17, 1931. They made their home on the 7L Ranch in northern Niobrara County until they moved to Lusk in 1959.
Mrs. Reed taught country school at Morrisey, 7 Mile and Cow Creek schools. She also worked in the high school cafeteria, the library and the Quality Shop, all in Lusk. She was a charter member of the Lusk B.P.O. Does, a Niobrara County Cowbelle and was active in the Congregational Church Circle. Following the death of her husband in 1963 she traveled many places. She lived in her home in Lusk until 1993 when she moved to the Niobrara Nursing Home.
Survivors include two sons, James C. Reed of Northern Niobrara County and Thomas S. Reed of Lander, Wyo., one sister, Loretta Sears of Decatur, Neb. and one brother Jack Akins of Pleasant Valley, Calif., several nieces and nephews; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four sisters and one granddaughter.
Friends may donate in her memory to the Niobrara Nursing Home.
Bader Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Emiko Andrews (February 3, 1929 - December 6, 2014)Bonnita Yvonne Benjamin (May 24, 1922 - January 15, 2004)Frankie Hern (October 1, 1899 - August 2, 1967)Albert Day Reed (May 20, 1854 - September 27, 1936)Alice Marie Reed (June 5, 1869 - July 4, 1928)Bernice Josephine Reed (September 25, 1909 - August 9, 2008)Earl Calvin Reed (September 12, 1901 - August 6, 1963)Effie Mae Reed (August 28, 1876 - January 25, 1954)James Calvin Reed (February 12, 1933 - September 6, 2003)Joe Steven Reed (March 26, 1910 - September 21, 1986)Merna Mae Reed (March 15, 1936 - January 25, 2016)Mildred Reed (July 23, 1904 - November 4, 1996)Ray Reed (May 9, 1908 - October 10, 1985)Samuel Charles Reed (August 8, 1936 - March 27, 2003)Shannon Lea Reed (July 10, 1957 - April 23, 1975)Thomas Steven Reed (March 7, 1934 - May 14, 2003)Walter Calvin Reed (April 15, 1935 - July 16, 1995)Walter Nathaniel Reed (January 22, 1898 - May 17, 1945)Walter Calvin Reed (December 24, 1872 - July 10, 1939)Warren Secor Reed (June 16, 1881 - February 28, 1953)Clarence Franklin Robertson (March 21, 1902 - June 19, 1965)Faye L. Russell (May 9, 1908 - February 7, 2001)Ken Sides (June 30, 1957 - June 1, 2012)Ada Marie Vogel (December 22, 1917 - March 11, 1986)Arthur Franklin Vogel (June 5, 1895 - March 22, 1956)Charles Arthur Vogel (September 15, 1945 - March 8, 1997)Donna Jean Watson (February 24, 1932 - September 26, 2014)
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