Vera M. Reed

Vera Reed

Vera M. Reed

November 12, 1916 – February 2, 2010

Vera Manning Reed, 93, joined her husband Garey for a long-awaited dance in Heaven on Tuesday, February 2nd.  She passed away at Medina Heights Adult Family Home, in North Bend, WA.

She was born on November 12, 1916, in Vancouver, B.C., to parents, DeLisle and Esther Annie Manning.  Her brothers Elmer and Clifford joined the family shortly thereafter.  Vera and her family eventually made their way to Washington State, residing in Black Diamond.  She graduated from Auburn High School.

Vera met the love of her life, Garey, on a blind date in 1947.  They married at Rose Hill Presbyterian Church, Kirkland, WA, in 1949.  Prior to their marriage, Garey was a seaman and spent most of his time in the Alaskan waters.  After they had three boys, Garey settled down as a carpenter in Kirkland to help raise his three sons.  Vera was a devoted wife and mother who worked jobs around her family’s schedule so she could be home before and after school.  Once the boys were raised, Garey and Vera traveled and lived all over the world as Garey’s work as a sea captain took them to Egypt, Australia, Norway, Alaska, Malta, Singapore, and Hawaii. Eventually they came home to Kirkland, WA to live the rest of their lives.

Vera is survived by her three sons, Peter, Doug and Mark Reed, and her three grandchildren, Ryan, Jesse and Alina Reed.

Vera was a very social person and belonged to many clubs and had many hobbies (e.g., birthday club, bible study, book club, baking, crafts, knitting, and gardening). She also loved to play Bingo!

Vera will be deeply missed and will always be remembered for her very strong faith, and her kind, gentle, loving ways.

A Celebration of Life memorial will be held on Saturday, February 13th, at 10:30am at:

Rose Hill Presbyterian Church

12202 NE 90th Street

Kirkland, WA  98033


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to:

National Stroke Association
1 – 800 – STROKES
1 – 800 – 787 – 6537
9707 E. Easter Lane
Centennial, CO 80112

– or –

 Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
322 Eighth Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 866-AFA-8484 (232-8484) 



One Response to “Vera M. Reed”

  • Laurie Johnson says:

    Dear Reed Family,
    I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. I used to make your Dad’s and your Mom’s eyeglasses for many years. Your Dad was such a character, and your Mom always kept him in line! I used to visit your Mom at the retirement place on the hill. I no longer work in Kirkland, so it has been a few yrs since I’d last seen her & her little dog, but she was always in my heart.
    Sincerly, Laurie Johnson, \Optical Images\ is where I used to work.

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