Jeanne Ellingson Reed

2014-06-10T00:00:00Z Jeanne Ellingson Reed The Billings Gazette
June 10, 2014 12:00 am

Jeanne Ellingson Reed, 77, passed away at Billings Clinic on June 6, 2014. She was born Jan. 27, 1937, in Billings, the youngest of five born to Otto and Emily Ellingson.

On Feb. 27, 1955, she married Thomas Reed, of Worden, and they moved to Renton, Wash., to start a family of their own.

Tom’s work took them back and forth to different states over the years. They settled down on some acreage on MacDonald Pass, outside of Helena, where they spent 25 years. Jeanne loved the mountain, trees, flowers and animals they had out there. She kept herself busy selling Avon until Tom retired and it was time to move to a little warmer weather. They moved to Sheridan, Wyo., for a short time and also to Pima, Ariz. After Tom’s passing in 2007, Jeanne moved back to her home town of Billings.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Tom, her brother Wayne, and her daughter Carol.

She is survived by her brothers Donald and Harold of Billings, Roland of Torrance, Calif.; her daughter Cathy (Kent) of Billings; her son Doug (Angelica) of Duncan, Ariz.; and her four granddaughters.

She touched many lives and will be dearly missed. A private service will be held for the family.

Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences may be sent to the family at through “Our Families.”

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