Kathleen A. <I>Dunham</I> Reed

Kathleen A. Dunham Reed

Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 4 Apr 2012 (aged 78)
Theresa, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Burial Redwood, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 88130494 · View Source
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Kathleen A. Reed

THERESA- Kathleen A. Reed, 78, Mill Street, died Wednesday, April 04, 2012 at home while under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County

Born June 29, 1933 at the Dunham Family home in Hammond, NY, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary Shutler Dunham.

She graduated as Salutatorian from Hammond High School in 1950 and from NYS Agricultural and Technical Institute in Canton, NY in 1953 with an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

She married Charles E. Reed of Redwood on September 28, 1956 at the Theresa Presbyterian Church, with Dr. W. Halbert Campbell officiating. The family lived in Hammond until 1968 when they moved to Theresa. Mr. Reed died April 16, 1996.

From 1973-94 Kathleen was the Cafeteria Manager at Indian River Central School District, Philadelphia, NY.

She was a member and past president of the Jefferson County Food Service Association, and a member of the New York State School Food Service Association (NYSSFA) where she served as an Area Director for 2 years. From 1994-2001, she was a member of the Indian River CSD Board of Education. Kathleen served several terms as Councilwoman on the Theresa Town Board. During the 1970s and 80s she was active in Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop 66, Theresa. She served with the Theresa Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was an active participant in the Theresa Memorial Day Committee for several years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Bluegrass Association.

Kathleen loved to knit. She had wonderful memories of fishing trips to Canada with family and friends. She was an avid gambler and could often be seen at the slot machines. For the last ten years, she was a "snowbird" – traveling to Florida in the winter, where she met many wonderful new friends. She was always ready to lend a hand with events that utilized her food service skills organizing and feeding hundreds of people. She had an easy smile and a welcoming heart.

Survivors include 6 children, Allen and his wife, Kathryn of Mecklenburg, NY, Timothy and his wife, Ellen, Adams Center, Charlene and her husband, James Maloney, Theresa Todd and his wife, Jean, Theresa, Wendy and her husband, Daniel Clinch, Evans Mills, and Judd and his companion, Debbie Wood, Macomb; 5 siblings, Mrs. Betty McCarthy, Streator, IL, Mrs. Edward (Carol) Grey, Albany, NY, Allen Dunham and his wife, Cathy of Hammond, Mrs. Phyllis Dumoulin, Londonderry, NH, Virginia Bogart, Ogdensburg, NY; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Susan Dunham of Hammond, 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 5 step great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A brother, C. Daniel Dunham, a grandchild, Zachary Reed, and 2 brothers-in-law predeceased her.

The funeral will be 11 am on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Theresa Presbyterian Church with Pastor Robert Vrooman officiating. Burial will be at Redwood Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., Theresa.

Donations may be made in Kathleen's name to Hospice of Jefferson County or to your local Food Pantry.

Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.

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  • Created by: Michael Wayne
  • Added: 6 Apr 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 88130494
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kathleen A. Dunham Reed (29 Jun 1933–4 Apr 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 88130494, citing Redwood Cemetery, Redwood, Jefferson County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Michael Wayne (contributor 47327578) .