Pearl Geraldine (Parkhurst) Reed

Born: Wed., Mar. 7, 1923
Died: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017


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Geraldine P. (Gerry) Reed, 94, passed away on Sunday November 12, 2017. She was
born March 7, 1923 in Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada. At the age of 7 she moved to
Oregon with her parents, Harry and Anne Parkhurst. The family settled in Pendleton in
1941 where she lived the rest of her life.

Gerry graduated from Pendleton High School with the class of 1941. It was at P.H.S.
where she met her future husband, George F. Reed, a life-long Pendletonian. They
married on July 3, 1942. Two daughters, Jill and Julie, completed the family.

She worked at U.S. Bank for more than 30 years until her retirement in 1982. Gerry and
George their dream of building a cabin near Meacham that became their weekend retreat.
They took great pleasure in sharing it with family and friends. Upon retiring they
traveled throughout the United States and spent winters in Yuma, AZ. Gerry was an avid
reader, you could always find her with a book in her hand and her dog, Corky, on her lap.
She was a past volunteer at Heritage Station Museum and the Round-up Hall of Fame.

Gerry is survived by her daughters: Jill (Larry) Pursel of Hermiston and Julie E. Reed of
Pendleton. Two grandchildren: Tami (Tim) Montee of Bozeman, MT and Cody (Angela)
Pursel of Hermiston and sister-in-law, Kathy Reed of Salem, OR. Four great
grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband George in 2004, her parents and three siblings.

It was her request that there be no public service.

Memorial contributions can be made to Pendleton Friends of the Library, Pendleton
PAWS, Umatilla County Historical Society or charity of choice.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Suttle Care who cared for our
mother and grand-mother with excellent and loving care during her final years.

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