Margie Reed, 90, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 6, 1922, in LeRoy, Ill., to John and Marie M. (Sasse) Lowry. She grew up in LeRoy, attending school there, and met Paul Reed in Illinois. On June 14, 1943, they were married in St. Charles, Mo. They settled in Hood River, Ore., in 1946 where they raised two children; Marie and David.
She loved to sing and read, and enjoyed word puzzle books.
She loved to cook and bake.
She worked in the cafeteria at the Hood River May Street School for 10 years and prior to that at Hickey’s Food Market.
She and her husband celebrated 64 years together. After his death, she moved to The Dalles, Ore., to be near family and lived at Mary Alva’s Senior Care.
Survivors include her children, David Reed, Springfield, Ore., and Marie Piper (Clay), The Dalles; four grandchildren, Todd Ferguson, David Ferguson, Tanya Astle and Rachel Reed; six great-grandchildren; niece, Karen Sneed (Frank); siblings, John Lowry, Tennessee; and Martha Stone, South Carolina; other family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gayle and Phyllis, and a brother, Jack.
Services are at 10 a.m., Friday, April 19, at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery of Hood River. Pastor Nate Warren will officiate. All are invited to join family for a reception at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2819 W. 10th St., The Dalles, following graveside rites. Viewing and a time to visit with family is planned from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 18, at Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
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