Mary

December 3, 1928 ~ October 6, 2020

Born in: Stanley, ND
Resided in: Lawndale, CA

Mary June (Sikes) Reed, age 91, passed away October 6, 2020 in Torrance California. She was born December 3, 1928 the first of three children to Edsell Roderick and Thora (Strom) Sikes on Sikes Ranch south of Stanley, North Dakota. She grew up on the ranch going to country schools and Stanley High School. She worked at the Mountrail County Court House, then moved west to Montana, and then Spokane where she met and later married Robert G. Reed. He was in the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed in Kansas, Texas, Germany, and California. After retiring from the Air Force, they made their home in Lawndale, CA where she looked after their three children and later enjoyed helping with her grandchildren. She enjoyed the daily newspaper with crossword and Sudoku puzzles, weekly hometown newspaper, listening to country music, and Vin Scully’s baseball broadcast. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Edsell Henry and Wallace Duane; husband Robert George Reed; and daughter Marcella Elaine Petersen. Mary is survived by daughter Marjorie Elizabeth Cunningham, son Robert George (Lida) Reed Jr., and son-in-law David Petersen; seven grandchildren Michael (Michelle) Cunningham, Justin (Raquel) Cunningham, Kimberly (Ryan) Voss, James Reed, Molly (CJ) Wolfenbarger, Bernadette Reed, and Megan Petersen; and nine great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA.

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  1. candle 6Thank you for being my Grandma and for everything you’ve done for this family. You are truly amazing. I love and miss you.

    Thank you for the wonderful video Uncle Bobby. Love and miss you all

  2. candle 6Grandma, your influence is with me each and every day. Your light will continue to shine on through your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thank you for your unparalleled kindness, warmth and generosity. I will always play our song, El Paso, and I will love you forever.

  3. candle 6Aunt Mary, James created such a beautiful tribute video to you! I especially loved seeing how you grew up on a farm. I wish we had lived closer and could have seen each other more often. You leave behind a beautiful family and your kindness will live on through them to brighten the lives of others as you have. You were excited to learn that my granddaughter, Dora, has the same middle name that you do, and I will now think of you when I see her. Wishing peace to your family.

  4. Mary June was always so kind going to visit Grandma Armstrong and Uncle Lloyd and I’ll be visiting my mom Wilma sitchler and as I remember so many times she was so loving and caring and she’s going to be missed and I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother prayers and condolences to all of you

  5. SO wonderful to connect with the Reed side of the family but again it is over a loved one’s passing.
    What a rich and rewarding life I saw on the video tribute. God bless all her children, grands and greats. They are a testament to her life and love.

  6. candle 6Lovely memories and a beautiful family of kids, grands and greats. You will be remembered and missed

  7. candle 7Thank you for everything you have done for the family. We Love you and will always miss you. You will always be in our hearts.

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