Lillian Reed |

Lillian Reed

Lillian Reed of Silt died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at her home. She was 86.

She was born March 12, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Ida Shisfero and Samuel Berger. She grew up on the Eastern Slope of Colorado.

She married Darrel Reed on March 29, 1947.

They moved to Western Colorado and bought a ranch on Main Elk Creek, eight miles north of New Castle.

Mrs. Reed was a homemaker.

She was a member of Eastern Star and a volunteer for the New Castle Museum, Lift-Up, the election board and the Valley View Hospital Auxiliary, where she worked in the gift shop.

She often teased her children about her birthday, and about not wanting to be older than her husband.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrel Reed, who died in 1997; by a son, Derek Reed; and by a brother, Milton Berger.

Mrs. Reed is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Roy and Kim Reed, Rick and Cathy Reed, and Monte Reed, all of New Castle; by a daughter and son-in-law, Jodie and David Antonelli of Silt; by a brother, Robert Berger of Denver; and by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at the Rifle Funeral Home Chapel, 1400 Access Road in Rifle, with the Rev. Dene Johnson of the First Christian Church of Rifle officiating.

A luncheon for family and friends will be held after the service at the Rifle Moose Lodge No. 1345, 133 E. 3rd St., Rifle.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Highland Cemetery in Thornton.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Castle Museum.

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