Gertrude Jane Reed of Cedaredge died March 29, 2012, in Grand Junction. She was 92.
Mrs. Reed was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Eaton, to A.F. "Jack" and Gertrude (McQueary) Smillie. She spent her childhood in Grand County on the F Slash, a working guest ranch, (now the C Lazy U), which was owned and operated by her family.
She married Dana "Dan" Reed on Oct. 15, 1944, in Grand Lake. After World War II they and their families moved to Delta County where they farmed together on California Mesa for 12 years.
Mrs. Reed moved to Security in the late 1950s where they operated a framing/construction company until 1965, at which time they moved to South Vietnam, where Dan supervised construction of schools, hospitals and warehouses. She lived in Bangkok, Thailand, where she taught English to postgraduate students planning to attend U.S. colleges or universities. She worked for the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. After eight years, they returned to Cedaredge.
She is survived by three daughters, Melva Gray and her husband Charles of Black Forest, Linda Pottenger and her husband Dennis of Castle Rock, and Tamand Luu Ho of Anaheim, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.blog comments powered by Disqus