TRAVERSE CITY — Mildred Reed, 98, of Traverse City, passed away on March 15, 2013 at Grand Traverse Pavilions. She was born on April 24, 1914 to John and Esther (Dunham) McPhall in Wexford County.
Mildred was a well-rounded woman. She was one of the founding members of the East Bay Calvary Church and has been an active member since. She worked as a licensed psychiatric attendant nurse for most of her life. She had traveled to Japan, Bermuda, and all over the United States. Mildred was an accomplished seamstress; she made coats for her seven children. She also canned and froze produce that she grew in her garden.
Mildred is survived by her five sons; Paul Reed, of Kalkaska, Frederick Reed, of Tenn., Lyle (Windy) Reed, of Traverse City, Robert (Sandra) Reed, of Texas, David (Sally King) Reed, of Grawn, daughters Nyama (Bob Davis) Newkirk, of Greenville, Mich., Edna Reed, of Traverse City, step daughter Grace (Lincoln) Kinney, of Flint, step son-in-law David Jehnzen, of Reed City; 16 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, stepfather John Ahlgrim, husband Ira L. Reed, brother Clare McPhall, sisters Dorothy Hubbell and Nyama Alfreida McPhall, baby sister Edith, and step daughter Iris Jehnzen.
Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. The funeral service will be held the same day at noon, following visitation, at Covell Funeral Home. There will be a luncheon following the service at East Bay Calvary Church in Traverse City. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation or WLJN Radio Station. Please share your fond memories and condolences at www.CovellFuneralHome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.