Lucy Arlene Reed, 74


Salida – Lucy Arlene Reed, 74, passed away February 5th 2019 at her home in Salida, Colorado.

She was born August 10, 1944 in Alamosa, Colorado to Alma and Lucy Kathryn (Horton) Hayes. She is a 1962 graduate of La Jara High School. She married Calvin Birl Reed on August 20, 1966 and they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti Temple on the 9th of June, 1972.

Arlene was a beloved member of the community and had a positive impact on many people’s lives-especially the lives of the children she worked with at Longfellow Elementary School. She enjoyed serving others and often put their needs ahead of her own. Mrs. Reed was a teacher’s aide who worked on the playground, in the lunchroom, in classrooms and special education in the Salida School District for many years. Prior to that she babysat many children of Salida school teachers in her own home. She enjoyed being a homemaker and had a talent for cooking, sewing, and gardening. She loved spending time with family and took pride in being a daughter, mother and grandmother.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in Relief Society, Primary, and Nursery as well as a visiting teacher for many years.

She is survived by daughters Christi Reed and Tammy Reed both of Sandy, Utah, son Ryan Reed and three grandchildren Dillon, Jordan, and Morgan all of Salida, her sisters Sara Joy Cole, Luella (Buddy) Skidmore, Arletta (Daryl) Dickman, and brother-in-law Don Christensen. Reed in-laws include Leon (Kathy), Ross (Donna), Van (Claire), Sharon Sowards, LaVerne (Richard) Williams, Beverly (Bill) Powell, and sister-in-law Jeanne Reed. She has numerous nieces and nephews remaining.  Arlene was preceded in death by her husband and best friend Calvin Birl Reed, her parents, sisters Norma Cole, Mina Christensen, and Alydia Hayes, brother Leon Sivyer, brothers-in-law Woodrow Cole, Keit Cole, James Gordon Reed, Larry N. Sowards, and sister-in-law Patricia Sivyer.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Salida Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with internment to follow at Fairview cemetery. Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing from 6-8 P.M. Thursday, February 14th at the Lewis and Glenn funeral home.

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