Obituary of Deborah Lynn Reed
Mrs. Deborah Lynn Reed, 63, of Titusville passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born in Titusville on November 8, 1955 to Donald VanDyke and Davina “Dee” Childs Carlson.
Debbie graduated from Titusville High School, class of 1973.
She married Ricky A. Reed on September 8, 1973 in Titusville.
Debbie was a real estate agent for over twenty years. She worked for various realtors in the area. She also worked at Northwest Bank as a teller.
She was a member of the Titusville First United Methodist Church.
Debbie was a member of the Garden Club, Elzie E Lynch American Legion Post 334 Ladies Auxiliary, and a card club for thirty years. Many may know Debbie as the local Disney tour guide. She loved anything to do with Disney. Debbie was instrumental in starting the craft show for the leisure services and the council of the arts, and continued to run it for over thirteen years.
She was an eBay queen, and has been buying and selling with them since 2000. She enjoyed trips to the casino and music. She enjoyed music with her son, Jeremy, and was a “closet rocker”. But above all, Debbie was a wonderful, loving, and encouraging mother; that includes many who thought of her as a second Mom.
Debbie is survived by her loving husband of forty-five years, Ricky of Titusville; her mother, Dee Carlson of Titusville; her father, Don VanDyke of Pleasantville; a daughter, Jori Reed and fiancé Evan McFarland of Highland Falls, NY; mother in law, Sally Reed of Tidioute; brother in laws, Jeff Reed and wife Robin, and Steve Reed; aunts and uncles, Louise Childs, Marilynn Edwards and husband Lee, and Arden Childs; numerous nieces, nephews, and special cousins; two special people, Stacy Foley Chappel, whom she thought of like a daughter, and Gavin Chappel whom she thought of as a grandson; and many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her dear son, Jeremy Reed on May 5, 2014; and father in law, Richard Reed; and step father, Donald Carlson.
Friends and family may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, PA 16354 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10 Am at the First United Methodist Church, 302 W. Walnut Street, Titusville, PA 16354, with Rev. Jeff Childs officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church, or to the Benson Memorial Library, 213 N. Franklin St., Titusville, PA 16354, or to a charity of one’s choice.