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10/8/2013 1:18:00 PM
Hannah Lou (Freeman) Reed March 26, 1924 - October 5, 2013

Hannah Lou (Freeman) Reed passed peacefully at home with her husband at her side on October 5, 2013.

She was born in Portland, Oregon, on March 26, 1924 to Mary Jane and Edward Earle Freeman. She attended Irvington Grade School and Grant High School.

During WWII she attended Mills College for two years. Returning to Portland, she began a life of volunteering, beginning at Barnes Veterans Hospital in Vancouver, Washington and later at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland as a nurse's aide.

On September 14, 1946, Hannah Lou married Bill Reed. The couple met in first grade and had been close friends throughout their young lives. They celebrated their sixty-seventh wedding anniversary in 2013.

They had two sons, Bill Jr. and Mike. Hannah Lou was devoted to being a mother and homemaker. She instilled an appreciation for family time in her sons and grandchildren throughout her life.

The couple raised their family in their home on Skyline Blvd., where they lived for 42 years. Hannah Lou was a longtime member of the Multnomah Athletic Club, where she attended exercise classes frequently and logged numerous miles on the indoor track. She also enjoyed golfing at Waverley Country Club and O'Donnell Golf Club in Palm Springs.

In 1967, the Reeds purchased a ranch near Sisters. Hannah Lou loved time in Central Oregon. Eventually, their sons became fulltime residents of Sisters and established Reed Bros. Realty. Her life was filled with joy when she became a grandmother of three.

In 1999, the Reeds began spending winters in their Palm Springs home, where the family visited them often for sunshine and golf.

Hannah Lou and Bill moved to Aspen Lakes near Sisters in 2007 to be closer to their family.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bill, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Jan. She is survived by her husband, Bill; son, Mike; and grandchildren, Ashley, Ryan and Brittany.

There will be a private religious service for the family. In lieu of flowers or other memorials, the family suggests contributions to the Bill and Jan Reed Scholarship Fund, c/o Sisters Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 2155, Sisters, Oregon, 97759.

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