Violet Lillian <I>Middleton</I> Reed

Violet Lillian Middleton Reed

Queen, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
Death 9 Aug 2002 (aged 88)
Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
Plot Division A
Memorial ID 64185010 · View Source
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Violet Lillian Middleton and Kenneth A. Reed were married April 10, 1938 in Eddy County, New Mexico.

(Ref: CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, reads as follows:

CARLSBAD--A memorial service for Violet Middleton Reed, 88, of Carlsbad, will be 3 p.m. today at Landsun Manor Chapel with the Rev. Erwin Van Essen, officiating.

Mrs. Reed was born at Queen on Feb. 8, 1914, and passed away Aug. 9, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Reed, of Landsun Home; her daughters, Krista Edmonds, of Albuquerque, and Mary Ellen McMillin, of Annapolis, M.D.; and three grandsons, one great-granddaughter, and numerous other family members, including her sister-in-law, Kay Middleton, of Carlsbad.

Violet was the daughter of Thomas C. Middleton and Pearl Cochran Middleton of the X=(X 2 Bar) Ranch at Queen. She attended school in the Guadalupe Mountains and graduated from Carlsbad High School. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Randolph and Howard.

Violet worked in public health for seven years in the Eddy County Courthouse, while being very active in the youth programs at First Methodist Church.

She married Kenneth Reed on April 10, 1938. The family traveled around the coutry extensively during the 1950s and '60s, and she and Ken lived in Las Vegas, Nev., for 28 years while they worked for the Department of Energy at the Nevada Test Site. She retired in 1984.

In 1990, Violet and Ken returned to Carlsbad and spent the next few years enjoying their freedom and retirement. They belonged to Good Sams RV group and enjoyed traveling and socializing with the group.

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  • Created by: Betty
  • Added: 14 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64185010
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Violet Lillian Middleton Reed (8 Feb 1914–9 Aug 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64185010, citing Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Betty (contributor 47301610) .