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Connie Irene Reed


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Connie Irene Reed

Connie Irene Reed, 80,  passed away April 22, 2018, at the MAF Center in Circle, Mont.

She was born Sept. 27, 1937, to Thomas and Wanda Cook, in Wellington, Utah. She moved to Manila, Utah, with her parents and four siblings, Delores, Yvonne, Larry, and Dean, where they ranched at Sheep Creek.

There she met Doral Pallesen and they were married at Buckboard, April 11, 1953. They had three daughters, Katherine Isaacs (John) of Circle, Mont .; Peggy Back (George) of Meeker, Colo .; and Vickie Bryan of Oroville, Wash.

Connie was a longtime resident of Manila, where she cooked at several cafes, the senior center, and later the county jail. Her rolls were loved by all and requested for many community functions. She also ranched for several years with her husband, Lee Reed.

She was a member of the LDS church where one of her favorite callings was being and ordinance worker and playing the organ in the Vernal Temple. She loved to craft, play games, garden, bake, go for mountain drives, and spend time with her family. She loved the Manila rodeo, and in her younger years enjoyed dancing and going with her mother to polka festivals. Music was always a passion. She adored all her cousins and would often brag about having such a large, wonderful family.

Connie moved to Circle, Mont., in May of 2014, to live with her Katherine and John. She continued to enjoy her time with family and her special dog, Holly. She was glad to spend her last years with family, but she missed her home and friends in Manila whom she loved dearly. She never met a stranger as Connie loved to visit with people.

She is survived by her three daughters, four siblings, seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by four babies; spouses, Doral and Lee; parents, Thomas and Wanda; and grand-daughter, Nikki. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services took place April 28.

Interment followed at Manila Cemetery.

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