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Jo Anne Reed

Jo Anne Reed Jo Anne Reed

Jo Anne Reed, 70, of Wolf Point died Oct. 1, 2022, at Trinity Hospital.

She was born in Grand Junction, Colo., on Jan. 24, 1952. Growing up, her family moved a lot for her father’s work. She had fond memories of living in Happy Jack, Ariz.; Green River, Utah; and Grand Junction, Colo.

She graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1970.

In 1977, she met Glen Reed. They were married in the following year. In 1979, they packed up their children and moved to Ely, Nev., and later that year the moved to Sunnyside Ranch, Nev. They lived there for a decade with Glen being the ranch foreman and Jo Anne being a housewife and mother. Later, she started working at Lane’s Truck Stop as a short order cook.

In 1989, they moved into Lund, Nev., when he could no longer do ranch work due to his back. In 2002, they moved to Fort Collins, Colo., to be closer to their youngest son. She became very active with The Salvation Army at this time and felt very blessed by her new church family.

In 2010, she decided that she and Glen weren’t getting any younger and they missed so much of their oldest two granddaughters’ lives that she wanted to be closer to all of her grandchildren. So, they moved to Wolf Point, where she got to know her youngest grandchildren better.

She was a creative person. She would make handstitched quilts that she would give as gifts. She would make huge cakes, from scratch, for family and friends’ special occasions.

She worked as a short order cook most of her working life. Once while watching a show on Food Network, it was mentioned that by the standards that they were using that she was a chef, her reply, “No, I wasn’t. I was a short order cook. I didn’t do all that fancy stuff.”

She lost her sight to macular degeneration and was legally blind. She could no longer do the things she loved, but she did enjoy all the competition shows on Food Network.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Reed.

She is survived by her sons, Shane Reed of Wolf Point and Ken Reed of Denver, Colo.; daughter, Dawn Allen of Wolf Point; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Robert L. of San Antonio, Texas; and sisters, Yvonne Jackson of Montrose, Colo., and Carol Card of Aberdeen, Wash.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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