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
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 www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.