Obituary photo of Barbara Reed, Casper-WY
In Loving Memory of

Barbara Joan "Jody" Reed

1931 - 2022
Obituary photo of Barbara Reed, Casper-WY
In Loving Memory of

Barbara Joan "Jody" Reed

1931 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Service:
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 1:00pm
Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery
80 Veterans Rd, Evansville, WY 82636
Jody was the sixth of eight children, born to Paul and Bessie Miller in 1931 in Douglas, Wyoming. She graduated in 1949 and soon after went to work at Mountain Bell, where she worked for the next 30 years. She married Murray Reed on March 2, 1951 and celebrated 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2011. They moved to Denver for work where their first son Stan was born in 1951. Returning to Douglas a few years later where their second son, Robert (Bob) was born in 1954 and daughter Janet in 1956.

In 1961, the family relocated to Casper where she kept busy raising three kids and continued to work for the phone company. She had a passion for crafts, was an accomplished artist and gave Bob Ross a run for his money as well as made some of the best wedding and birthday cakes in Casper. She also loved to travel with her sister Mary Jane visiting family in Seattle and taking in a Branson show whenever they could.

She was a devoted member of the United Church of Christ for many years and helped run the Bargain Basement. The Downtown Association of Casper, Jolly Bakers Dozen, and Comfort for Kids were just a few activities that kept her busy over the years in between the visits from grandkids. She also became a member of the Telephone Pioneers in 1970 and won many Quigley awards.

She was preceded in death by her husband Murray Reed, brothers Robert, Bill, Raymond and Max Miller, sisters, Betty Richards and Mary Jane Reed, brother-in-laws, Earl, Ellis, Wesley and Richard ‘Dick’ Reed and Huck Hulsey. Sister-in-law Sarah Miller, Shirley Reed, granddaughter Tami Tremble and great-grand daughter Kelly Walbridge.

She is survived by her sister Karen Hulsey, her three children Stan and his wife Jackie, Bob, Janet and her husband Don, eleven grandkids, fifteen great-grandkids and two great-great grandkids, sister-in-law Jewel Reed, Alice Reed and Helen Miller and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Wyoming.

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Services & Gatherings

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Service:
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 1:00pm
Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery
80 Veterans Rd, Evansville, WY 82636

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