She lived for those who loved her.
That was the first line of Dorothy Jane Reed's favorite poem and her guiding principle in life.
Mrs. Reed, 88, passed away after a long illness on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM Sunday, February 18, 2018 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel at 900 S. Main, where grandson-in-law Gary DeWayne Jones will officiate. Services will be followed by fellowship at Apostolic Bible Church, 2529 W. Alameda, Roswell, NM.
Mrs. Reed, a lifelong resident of Roswell, was born Jan. 1, 1930 to Tina Velma Goddard and Robert Daniel Ketner. She was a homemaker who loved cooking, knitting, crocheting and volunteering. She married Dan Lawson Reed in 1947 and they raised four daughters. She donated more than 5,000 hours as a "pink lady" to the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary.
She is survived by daughters Bonnye Fry (Jerry), Rebecca Allen (John Dunphy), Melissa Evans, Mary Skinner (Elmer); nine grandchildren: Kellye Fry, Mac Fry, Benjamin Allen, David Pierson, Meghan Portillo, Jennifer Jones, Jason Skinner, Kimberly Montoya and Kevin Skinner; sisters Willie Nickelson and Sue Luechtefeld (Leo); nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who considered her another mother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan; sisters Bobbie Leslie and Jessie Lorain Ketner; and brothers Reford, JD, Robert and Bill Ketner.
My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy over the loss of dear Dorothy. May you find comfort in your loving memories and the warmth of family and friends. A scripture that has uplifted me during times such as this is found at Revelation 21:4. There it describes a time when death and pain will be gone forever after God restores his original purpose for the earth. We will even see our loved ones again who we have lost in death (John 5:28 & 29). It is our hope that these words bring you a measure of comfort during this difficult time as well. Once again, please accept our condolences as you deal with your loss.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a pleasant and kind woman, I will miss her. It had been several years since I talked with her.
I worked with you at Platt Drug store many years ago. I pray that you are fine!
Gloria V. Chavez
Gloria V. ChavezRoswell, NM
May you all bound together to find peace in your hearts.... Speak of her often and remember her laughter... So very sorry
Susie Winters BlalackCouncil, ID
My condolences to the family at this very difficult time. The loss of someone we love is never easy. You are all in my prayers.
Christine PlattMeridian, ID
I am very sorry for your loss, prayers for your family.
Esperanza Sedillo OteroRoswell, NM
Mom Reed I miss you already. Bonnye and I were and are good friends and I remember cycling to your house to visit. You were always so good to me, fed me, whatever I needed. Will always remember the good times! You’ll always be Mom to me.
Linda and Ben ColeDexter, NM
Wish I could be there but I will be in heart Will miss her dearly
Ellen LeslieHayward, CA
Pat Dodson, NM
To the family, my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you be comforted by the "Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort.”(2 Cor 1:3) One day soon, all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. (John 5:28, 29) May these promises from God's word, the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.
Mary Berg, NM