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F "Terry" Reed

Sep 8, 1942 - Apr 30, 2018
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On April 30, 2018 Terry fell asleep in Jesus to awake as “the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so, shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

 
Terry was born September 28, 1942 in Plymouth, Indiana to Forrest and Ruth Reed.  In 1950 he moved with his family to Walla Walla, Washington. Terry married his beloved wife Dolores “Cookie” Brownlow on June 21, 1964. They were blessed with two children, Anthony Scott “Tony” and John Kevin.
 
During Terry’s senior year at Wa-Hi he participated in the DECA (distributive education) program and was employed by Gardner & Co (est 1860) which was the oldest department store in the state of Washington. He worked in the display department which he thoroughly enjoyed. Unfortunately, on Friday night of his semester break, he was seriously injured in a sledding accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down and unable to continue his work at the company.
 
Later he took and completed a course in Accounting. He answered an ad in the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin in 1967. He was hired as a staff accountant by Harold S. Overland and L. Wayne Johnson of the local office of Boyd-Olofson & Co. Terry was privileged to serve clients for nearly 50 years at the succeeding office of Grebb, Johnson, Reed and Wachsmith LLP. Terry said “I could not have had a more fulfilling profession than I had as a Certified Public Accountant. I was surrounded by and blessed to work with many wonderful people. “Tax season was especially enjoyable as he met with many clients he saw only once a year.
 
Terry immensely enjoyed the classic cars of the 1930’s, the wonderful cars of the 1950’s-60’s, Indy race cars, and Ferrari’s. He collected both die-cast cars and informative books of his favorite automobiles. He was privileged to visit some of the outstanding automotive museums in the United States.
 
Terry greatly admired a person of integrity, high ethics and standards, passion, devotion, dedication and honesty. He aspired to learn from their lives and writings.
 
A formative decision in his life, occurred at 6 years old while saying his prayers with his mother. He asked her “How do I let Jesus into my heart?” She replied, “You just ask Him in.” He said, “That has made all the difference in my life.”
 
His guiding Bible verse was Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” His greatest desire was to walk with the Lord as Enoch walked in days of old and to see others come to a saving knowledge and believe in the Savior the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Special thanks to my son John Reed and sister-in-law Elouise Loss for their wonderful, loving care and to Home Care/Hospice. 
 
Terry was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores on April 8, 2009, and his son Tony on September 1, 2008.
 
Terry is survived by his son John (Brandi) Reed. He is also survived by three grandchildren.
 
Memorials may be made to Ellensburg Seventh-day Adventist church, Friends of Hospice or charity of your choice, in care of Brookside Funeral Home, 101 E 2nd Ave. Ellensburg, WA 98926
 
You are cordially invited to honor him at the funeral service on May 4, 2018 at the Ellensburg Seventh-day Adventist Church 415 W. 14th, at 1:30, Burial will immediately follow at the I.O.O.F Cemetery.  A time of eating and remembering will be held at the Church following the graveside.
 
 

Funeral Information

Funeral service

May 4, 2018:1:30 p.m.

Seventh Day Adventist Church

415 W 14th, Ellensburg

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Graveside

I.O.O.F. Cemetery

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