JERRY ALLEN "JAY" REED ~ Class of 1955
January 7, 1936 - November 3, 2005
 
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Reed, Jerry "Jay" Allen  passed away on November 3, 2005 from a sudden heart attack. Jay had been
winning the battle with cancer and was staying at the Franklin Hills Rehabilitation Center,
Spokane, WA. Jay was born on January 7, 1936 in Walla Walla, WA. Some of Jay's happiest childhood
memories were spent in Glacier Park, MT. He graduated from Columbia High School in Richland, WA in
1955. He married Ginger Rose in 1957. They had four wonderful children together. Jay was a
gregarious and charming person who always enjoyed a good conversation.
 
Jay was preceded in death by his parents Alice Gordon Lipke and William Reed; his brother, Larry
Reed; and sister, Sharon Reed Jetton ('57). He is survived by his sister, Avonna 'Vonnie' Hoff ('60)
of Folsom, CA; and brothers Jonnie Reed of Goldendale, WA, and Joe Lipke of Tuscon, AZ. He is also
survived by his children: Sabrina Wilkinson (Joel) of Amman, Jordan; Ryne Reed (Wendi) of Chandler,
AZ; Whit Reed (Annamarie) of Provo, UT; Bracken Reed (Sarah Thompson) of Portland, OR; and his ex-
wife and friend, Ginger Rose Reed of Provo, UT. His grandchildren are Brenn, Tyler, and Summer
Wilkinson; Eris and Clio Reed; and Keenan Reed. Jay spent his last years living in Spokane, WA, with
his longtime loving companion, Nancy Cabe. His family is very grateful for her devoted care of Jay.
 
(A memorial service was held at the Unity Church of North Spokane on November 9, 2005.)