Elsie Mae Reed, 99, of Jamestown, North Dakota died on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Eventide in Jamestown.

Elsie was born in Pettibone, ND to Clinton and Electa (Davies) Chapman on November 26, 1917. She attended school in Pettibone.

Elsie married Gordon Reed on September 23, 1936 and were married for 65 years. They farmed near Pettibone for many years, but in 1968 they moved to Spanaway WA, to Valley City in 1989, and then to Jamestown in 1999.

Elsie is survived by four sons; Bruce (Fran) Reed of WA, Gary Reed of Oriska, ND, Keith (Sylvia) Reed of Tacoma, WA, and Jay (Darla) Reed of Gackle, ND; two daughters; Doris Hill of Jamestown and Edie (Lee) Mikesh of Valley City, ND; sister; Helen Horning of Harlem, MI; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 2 great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; 3 sisters; 1 brother; 3 sons; Clinton, Mel, and Gayle; daughter-in-law; Betty Reed, and 1 son-in-law; Millard Hill, 2 grandsons; Rick Hill and Wayne Reed; and 1 great grandson.


Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Pettibone, ND with Chaplain Kathleen Heller officiating.

Visitation: One hour before the service at the church.

Interment: Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Pettibone, ND.