Carl Reed

Died: Sat., Apr. 14, 2018


Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 02, 2018


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On April 14, 2018, Carl Rexford Reed, age 94, passed away due to natural causes at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon.

A Memorial Service will be held on June 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Portland, Oregon.  Followed by United States Military Honors at 3:00 p.m. at the graveside.

Carl was born Jan. 8, 1924 in Fort Smith, AR to Clemmer and Webster Reed.  After the Great Depression, the family migrated to Oregon and settled in the Portland area.  Carl began working at an early age and for entertainment he enjoyed roller skating at Oaks Park.  During WWII he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Hawaiian Islands.  Upon his return to Portland, he married Evelyn Snow Byers.  They had two children, Robert and Sharon.  Carl lost Evelyn to cancer in 1972.  Carl later married Joyce (Webb) Sampson.
Carl retired after a successful career in the freight forwarding business.  He and Joyce relocated to his dream farm in Bend where he enjoyed raising sheep and feeding the wild geese.  After Joyce passed away, he moved to Canyon City to be near his son.  He enjoyed small town life there until the spring of 2016 when his health necessitated a move to Cascades of Bend Retirement Community.
Carl was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks for over fifty years.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, and traveling the country with Joyce.  He was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Carl was predeceased by three of his four siblings.  He is survived by his sister Ruby Myers, son Robert (Judith) Reed, daughter Sharon (Monty) Tabler, stepchildren Craig (Sherry) and Jane Sampson, seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to local veterans’ outreach programs.  LaFollette’s Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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