Delores B. "Dee" Reed

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  • "Remembering many shared laughs in the early years of our..."
    - Phil & Janice Hobson
  • "Sure miss you Mom, I'm still waving as I walk by your front..."
    - Greg Reed
  • "Dee will be greatly missed - she had the greatest smile and..."
    - Susan Barnes
  • "Dee definitely was a sweetheart. Todd and I will miss her...."
    - Terri Brown
  • "Our Thought and prayers are with your Family, Never will..."
    - sherry Kelso
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July 9, 1934 ~ April 11, 2011

Delores Blanche (Hobson) Reed passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family on 4/11/2011 after a long battle with cancer. Dee was born to Vivian and Larry Hobson in Camas Washington July 09, 1934 and was raised in Fern Prairie. She was married to Richard Reed who was waiting for her in God's kingdom. Delores had five children; Diana, Denise, Greg, Larry and Garry. She also had a foster daughter Susan. Dee had eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Dee is survived by children, grandchildren and two sisters; Betty Foster and Juanita Higby.

Dee loved cooking; to her there was nothing better than serving a homemade meal to friends and family. While raising their children in the Seattle/Bothell area, the Reeds house was always a gathering point for friends and family. Love was always abundant in the Reed household. After Richard retired from the Seattle Police Force they moved back to Fern Prairie to care for her parents.

She remembered with great fondness the years she and husband Richard spent working at the Camas High School cafeteria. She was known for her homemade soups there. In later years she enjoyed her dogs and bird watching from her easy chair. A spitfire with a heart large as the world, Dee was always helping others. Whether a meal, a warm bed or just a shoulder to cry on, Dee was the rock of the family. Never one to mince words, it was sometimes said that when she wanted your opinion she would tell you what it was. She was a great lady and will be sorely missed.

As requested by Dee, no memorial services will be held. She is laid to rest next to Richard at the Camas Cemetery. Remembrances to her can be made to a pet rescue organization or to the charity of your choice.

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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 26, 2011
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