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James Reed, 91

June 18, 2012

James Earl Reed, age 91 of Broken Bow, died June 6, 2012, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Monday, June 11, at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Floyd Ditson officiating. Interment was in the Custer Center Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Reed was born Sept. 10, 1920, at Broken Bow to James and Nancy (Ditson) Reed. He grew up in Custer County and moved to Dunning in May of 1940. He married May Peirson Nov. 30, 1940. They lived in the Dunning area until 1954, when they moved 25 miles north of Thedford.
They later lived west of Wood Lake before moving back to Dunning. They later moved to Maxwell in 1957, the Pressey Park area in 1961, Cumro 1963 until 1966, lived at Dunning from 1966 until 1981 when they moved to Broken Bow. He was a member of the Custer Campers, Golden Wheels, National Hikers and Campers Association, card club, and he enjoyed playing pitch and loved to play pool.
Survivors include one daughter, Nelda (Willis) Russell of Broken Bow; four grandchildren, Gena (Thomas) Sprague of Loveland, Colo., Brandon Russell of Broken Bow, Sarah Russell of Broken Bow and James (Kelley) Russell of Thorton, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Anna-marie May Russell and Danica Diane Russell both of Thorton, Colo.; step-grandchildren, Joseph and Isaiah Sprague of Loveland, Colo.; one sister, Edna Schear of Gordon; one brother, Harlan Reed of Readsburg, Wisc., many cousins, nephews and nieces. James also claims Peggy (Glen) Birney and children, Micky (Tony) and children and Jeffrey McDermott and children.

Published in Custer County Chief, June 14, 2012

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