Michael Allen Reed

Born: Wed., Jun. 15, 1949
Died: Sun., Jun. 5, 2016


Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Jun. 25, 2016
Location: St. Andrew's Church


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Michael Allen Reed

Michael (Mike) Allen Reed, 66, of Pendleton, passed away June 5, 2016 at KADLEC Regional Medical Center in Richland.

He was born in Pendleton, Oregon to Marvin and Sharon (Farrow) Reed on June 15, 1949.  He was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Tribes (CTUIR).

Mike was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. He was a farmer, business man, mechanic, and he was well known as the Indian Lake Caretaker.  As a mechanic, if a person described their problem he could diagnose and help them fix their problem. He also raised Rottweilers. Mike was a hunter and a fisherman. He was at home being in the mountains. He found the perfect job for him as the Indian Lake Caretaker. He was the Caretaker from 2007-2015.  While the Caretaker, he was assisted by his Rottweiler, Jennifer. He had helped many stranded campers, motorists, and friends & family. Mike had a big heart and would help those in need. They would ride in the Dress-Up Parade and represent Indian Lake.

Mike was a member of the CTUIR Law & Order Committee and the CTUIR Tribal Farm Committee. He was the secretary of the Tribal Farm Committee.

He is survived by his sister Bertha Hackney, Pendleton; brother Kenneth Reed, Pendleton; sister Cathy McClain, Bend; and Charles Reed, Salem and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Mike in death include his parents, his two nieces, Julie (Hackney) Dusenberry, Teresa Hackney, and his faithful companion Jennifer.

At his request, he was cremated. Memorial services will be Saturday, June 25, 2016 at St. Andrews Catholic Church at 3 pm. Dinner to follow at Kateri Hall.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.  

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Mary Halfmoon
   Posted Thu June 09, 2016
I pray the Creator sent his Angels to all family and friends Mike leaves behind, giving them the Creators Love and strength as he welcomed Mike into his warm embrace.

Roger,Alta Reedy
   Posted Thu June 09, 2016
Roger and I are thinking of all of you at this time. We have had lots of fun with Mike espically up at Indian Lake.

Deb & Jambo
   Posted Mon June 13, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers for the family on their loss. Uncle Mikey was a good friend to us

Paula Wagner-Post
   Posted Mon June 13, 2016
Rest in peace my friend, I will always cherish our friendship.

Martina Gordon
   Posted Mon June 13, 2016
May he rest high up that mountain...it was always wonderful to see him at Indian Lake when we'd make it up there.

Laurie Doherty
   Posted Mon June 13, 2016
Mike, I will to miss your Helping Hand, friendly face, and your very presence in this life. I hope you and Jennifer are happy and can keeping each other company but I wish you were here and I wish I could have said goodbye but I couldn't stay at the hospital because you were in so much pain. My only consolation is that you are now painfree.

Tami Rochelle
   Posted Mon June 13, 2016
"Uncle" Mike served on our Farm Committee, will miss him. He will live on through his niece's, Jordan is the spitting image and I'm so happy to call them family.

Jim Johnston
   Posted Mon June 13, 2016
Mike was family to us, he will be sorely missed, have comfort knowing that he is with Jennifer in heaven, they will allways be at Indian Lake as well

LaVon
   Posted Tue June 21, 2016
Take Care Mike, It was a pleasure meeting you and may you find peace and find your way home to your family.

Leigh Pinkham-Johnston
   Posted Tue June 21, 2016
Uncle Mike~I miss you everyday since you left us. I will never forget you and Jennifer. Love you.

Stephanie Seamans
   Posted Tue June 21, 2016
Mike was a great caretaker of the land and had a beautiful heart. He will be missed by all who knew him. Many memories of him will live on in those mountains.

Beth Brouillard
   Posted Tue July 12, 2016
Dear Reed Family: May you let God give you peace and comfort at this most difficult time of life....my thoughts and prayers with you Bert....

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