Obituary of Ruth E. Reed
Ruth E. (Badger) Reed, age 90, of Raynham, formerly of Pembroke and Hanson, died on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Life Care Center in Raynham.
Born in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Frederick A. & Edna M. (Wise) Badger. For years, Ruth worked in the bookkeeping offices with several shoe factories in the Brockton area. She loved playing cards and bingo, enjoyed dining out, especially eating lobsters and steamers and drinking ice coffee. She was most happy going to lunch with her sisters and nieces as this brought her much joy. Ruth was an avid collector of elephants, anything involving elephants and their "trunks" had to be UP! At the age of 84, with David and Paula, Ruth rode on the back of her daughter's motorcycle for a ride to Rhode Island! Family was important to Ruth, she loved everyone especially the many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
For 48 years, Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Gerald F. Reed; devoted mother of David F. Reed of New Bedford and Paula Jean of Middleborough; loving grandmother of Tiffany, Nyommie, Desiree, Shannon, Nathaniel, Alicia and great-grandmother of 17; dear sister of Jean Jenness of Rhode Island and the late Edna DeCouto, Dorothy Place, Helen Borgeson and Beatrice Turner. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are welcome to visiting hours at the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak Street, Middleborough, on Sunday, August 4, 2019, from 1:00-3:00 PM, with a prayer service starting at 3:00 PM.
Interment will be private.
Contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to: Boston Wounded Vet Run, https://theyfoughtweride.com