Dorothy Winona Hibbard Reed, 80, of Sunnyside, passed into eternal rest with her Savior on Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, after an extended illness, with her family by her side.

Dorothy was born May 8, 1927, in Colorado Spring, Colo. to Roy Linden Hibbard and Louise Alvina (Burke) Hibbard. She spent her early childhood in Denver, Colo., graduating from Denver’s South High in 1945, and later from Colorado Training school in 1948, as a registered nurse as part of the Army Nurse Training Program.

She married Robert Harold Reed on July 25, 1947, at Grace Baptist Church in Denver. She moved with Bob to the Tri-City area in 1948. In their early years, they enjoyed camping and hiking in the Cascade Mountains with their three sons. Later, Dorothy and Bob developed a passion for white water rafting and took several trips down the Colorado River together.

They were members of the Richland Lutheran Church, and joined Ascension Lutheran Church when they moved to Kennewick. Dorothy later joined Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sunnyside.

Dorothy worked at several local hospitals as a registered nurse, retiring from Kennewick General Hospitals in 1985. In her retirement, she was active in the American Red Cross for a number of years. She also enjoyed traveling with her friends and making new friends from her involvement with the Elderhostel organization.

In 1997, Dorothy moved to Sunnyside to live near her son. She lived here until her death.

She is survived by her brother, Roy Hibbard of Richland; her three sons, James Reed of Kennewick, William Reed of Sunnyside and Edward Reed of Yakima; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; her sister, Margery Longaker of Kennewick; and a grandchild, Sharon Reed.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick with interment to follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 10


and Union in Kennewick.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 50020, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98145-5020 or any worthwhile organization of your choice.

The family invites you to sign their online guestbook at


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