Age 66, lifelong resident of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Nita was born in Joplin, Missouri, on March 19, 1947, to John and Jessie Doty. Nita moved to Sutherlin, Oregon, at a very young age, and graduated from high school at Sutherlin High in 1965. She met and married Clark (Tom) Reed on March 19, 1966. They had two children together Shannon Anita Reed and Shawn Conley Reed. Nita had a passion for reading and shared that passion with the East Primary School Students in Sutherlin where she volunteered in the S.M.A.R.T. Reading program for 16 years. She was a cancer survivor of 5 years and enjoyed participating in Relay for Life. She also was a member of the Sutherlin Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #3508, where she liked to go and dance, listen to music, and visit with friends. She has been a Trustee there since 2012. Nita was preceded in death by her parents Jessie and John Doty, and granddaughter Kristen Farinash. She is survived by her sisters Ginger Arana, and Sherry Carlile; her daughters Shannon and Shawn Reed; grandson David Farinash; granddaughter Katie James; granddaughter Brittany James; grandson Anthony Rodriguez; and grandson Brandon Rodriguez. Memorial Service and Benefit will be held on June 14, 2014 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Sutherlin Eagles Lodge. In Nita’s honor, please wear purple.
Juanita (Nita) Kay Doty Reed Patton
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