Patricia Elizabeth (Bonum) Reed

Born: Tue., Aug. 28, 1928
Died: Mon., Mar. 25, 2013

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Mar. 28, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary


10:45 AM Thu., Mar. 28, 2013
Location: Skyview Memorial Park

Gathering of Family and Friends

12:00 PM Thu., Mar. 28, 2013
Location: CTUIR Senior Center

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Patricia Elizabeth (Bonum) Reed was born August 28, 1928, in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Walter Worth and Opal (Turner) Bonum.  She died Monday, March 25th, 2013, in Pendleton, Oregon, at the age of 84.

Pat was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She attended Derita High School with her beloved sister, Mary Worth McKain.  These two sisters were inseparable and happened to be playing on Carolina Beach where Pat met her future husband Walter (Sonny) Reed.  They were married in Charlotte in 1946.  Their first son, Watler Worth Reed was born there in 1948, and following his birth the trio moved west to Pendleton, Oregon, in 1949.  This move to Eastern Oregon would be quite a change of scenery for Patricia, but she adapted to her new environment and she considered it her home. 

After her move to Pendleton, her second son, Frank Lynn Reed was born in 1952.  Patricia spent the rest of her life in Pendleton, where she was a homemaker and always devoted to her family.  She could always be counted on to remember finite details about family members and all the intricacies of her family’s genealogy.  Pat was an avid church member of various congregations throughout her life, the most recent being the Berean Baptist Church.

Pat assisted at the Senior Center located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  This was a place she dearly enjoyed spending time with friends and socializing on a daily basis.  Patricia enjoyed visiting her family in North Carolina and would travel there many times throughout her life.  This enabled her to maintain a special relationship with her sister, Mary Worth McKain.  Pat loved her cats and listening to Big Band music and Frank Sinatra.  Most of all she loved her family, and held her daughter-in-law La Belva Reed in the highest regard, thinking of her as the daughter she never had.  Patricia was very proud of her granddaughters’ accomplishments and she spent many hours with them during their childhood. 

Patricia is survived by her two sons, Walter Worth Reed and Frank Lynn Reed, both of Pendleton, Oregon, sister Mary Worth McKain of Charlotte, North Carolina, granddaughters Brilynn Reed of Pendleton, Oregon, and Nicole Reed of Raton, New Mexico, daughters-in-law La Belva Reed of Pendleton, and Lois Reed of Adams, Oregon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny Reed in 1993, and her parents Walter Worth and Opal Bonum. 

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 10:00 AM in the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel, with interment to follow at Skyview Memorial Park in Pendleton, Oregon.  After the service, a luncheon will be held at the Senior Center of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Berean Baptist Church, 8 NW 9th Street, Pendleton, Oregon, 97801.

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Calista and Bill Foisy
   Posted Tue March 26, 2013
With deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother.
Our thoughts and prayer are with the family at this time of loss.

eleventh hour warriors
   Posted Wed March 27, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. May God Comfort you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

tom farrow family
   Posted Wed March 27, 2013
worth and Lynn sorry about you mom. all the best tom,lets keep in touch.

Debbie (Adams) (May) Shippentower
   Posted Thu March 28, 2013
We are sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers for you and your family. May God bless and comfort you all in these difficult days.

Sincerely, Debbie and LeeJay Shippentower and Family

barb swart
   Posted Thu March 28, 2013
Lynn, Worth and famlies,
You are in our thoughts. Sorry for your loss.
Bob and Barb Swart

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