The Lusk Herald
May 28, 2003
Thomas Steven Reed
Funeral services for Thomas Steven Reed, 69, were conducted at 2 p.m. on May 19 in Lander Community Center by Pastor Haliburton. Interment with military gravesides rites, was held in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.
Born March 7, 1934, in his grandmother's house in Lusk, he was the son of Elizabeth Delia Akins and Earl Calvin Reed. He was raised on the Reed family ranch on the Cheyenne River, north of Lusk, and attended rural country schools.
His greatest achievement in high school was as a member of the 1949 national championship livestock judging team, a state honor that stood for 50 years.
He joined the U. S. Marine Corps in 1953 and was stationed in Japan. After returning to the states, he served in Twenty Nine Palms, Calif.
During this time he married Ruth Ann Swope.
After receiving an honorable discharge, he and his wife returned to the family ranch on the Cheyenne River. They moved to Lander in 1958 and began ranching on North Second Street. In 1962, they moved to their ranch on Mill Creek.
He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 954, American Legion Richard Pogue Post No. 81 and the National Rifle Association. Once named farmer of the year, he was an honorary member of Future Farmers of America.
His greatest joys were spending time with his family and raising high-quality cattle.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Lander; a son, Tommy and his wife of Lander; a daughter Tami of Lander; three granddaughters and a grandson, all of Lander; a brother, Jim and his wife of the Cheyenne River community; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Shannon.
Wind Dancer Funeral Home of Fort Washakie and Davis Funeral Home of Riverton were in charge of arrangements.
Bonnita Yvonne Benjamin (May 24, 1922 - January 15, 2004)Frankie Hern (October 1, 1899 - August 2, 1967)Albert Day Reed (May 20, 1854 - September 27, 1936)Alice Marie Reed (June 5, 1869 - July 4, 1928)Bernice Josephine Reed (September 25, 1909 - August 9, 2008)Earl Calvin Reed (September 12, 1901 - August 6, 1963)Effie Mae Reed (August 28, 1876 - January 25, 1954)Elizabeth Delia Reed (April 7, 1907 - April 25, 1996)James Calvin Reed (February 12, 1933 - September 6, 2003)Joe Steven Reed (March 26, 1910 - September 21, 1986)Merna Mae Reed (March 15, 1936 - January 25, 2016)Mildred Reed (July 23, 1904 - November 4, 1996)Ray Reed (May 9, 1908 - October 10, 1985)Samuel Charles Reed (August 8, 1936 - March 27, 2003)Shannon Lea Reed (July 10, 1957 - April 23, 1975)Walter Calvin Reed (April 15, 1935 - July 16, 1995)Walter Nathaniel Reed (January 22, 1898 - May 17, 1945)Walter Calvin Reed (December 24, 1872 - July 10, 1939)Warren Secor Reed (June 16, 1881 - February 28, 1953)Clarence Franklin Robertson (March 21, 1902 - June 19, 1965)Faye L. Russell (May 9, 1908 - February 7, 2001)Ken Sides (June 30, 1957 - June 1, 2012)Ada Marie Vogel (December 22, 1917 - March 11, 1986)Arthur Franklin Vogel (June 5, 1895 - March 22, 1956)Charles Arthur Vogel (September 15, 1945 - March 8, 1997)Donna Jean Watson (February 24, 1932 - September 26, 2014)
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