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Obituary: Reid, Mary Ellis

Thu., Jan. 17, 2013

REID, Mary Ellis (Age 81) Passed away on January 15, 2013 in Spokane, Washington.

Mary was born January 9, 1932 in Joplin, Missouri to Arling and Lottie High-Talbot and was a graduate of Manteca High School, class of 1950.

After completing business school she worked in California as a bookkeeper.

She married Leroy “Roy” H. Reid in December 1951 and became a devoted military wife and mother.

Together they raised three loving children.

Mary lived an active, full life and enjoyed sewing, knitting, woodworking, reading, gardening, and bowling.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arling High, mother, Lottie High-Talbot, step-father, Clark Talbot, brother Cliff High and son-in-law Dennis Helsing.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her devoted husband Roy Reid, devoted children; Cheryl Helsing, Randall Reid, and Laura Hoyle.

Daughter-in-law: Melinda Reid and son-in-law Ken Hoyle.

Beloved grandchildren: Candice Helsing, Ashley and Alexander Myers, Jessica and Francisco Cazares, Kaitlyn Helsing, Emalee Hoyle and Marilee Hoyle.

A graveside service will be held at 11:15 on Friday, January 18, at the Washington State Veteran’s Cemetery in Medical Lake.

A memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cheney.

All are welcome to help us celebrate the life of our beloved wife, grandmother, and friend.

A reception will follow the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane Hospice House, 121 S. Arthur St., Spokane, WA 99202, American Cancer Society, 920 N. Washington St., Spokane, WA 99201, or Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney, WA 99004.

CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL in charge of arrangements.

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