Sept. 15, 1930 ~ Nov. 20, 2018
Longtime resident of Clatskanie, Connie Pauline Reed, passed away in her home on Nov. 20, 2018 at Avamere in St. Helens, Oregon. She was born to Roy Smith and Clara Chapman-Smith on Sept. 15, 1930 in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
In 1948, her senior year of high school, Connie moved to Clatskanie. She fell in love with Donald R. Reed. They married on May 15, 1949. They had one daughter, Linda Rae Reed. Connie worked for JC Penny in Clatskanie before her office job at the Beaver Army Terminal at Port Westward. She and her husband managed the company store and Post Office in Bradwood, Oregon. Connie was the Postmaster. In 1961, they purchased their own store in Westport and named it “Don & Connie’s Market”. They sold the store in 1974 and Connie went to work for Guarantee Savings & Loan in Longview, Washington. Connie then pursued a career at Wauna Federal Credit Union as a bookkeeper and accountant. She retired after 20+ years of service.
Connie loved to cook, entertain family and friends, and enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in sports and activities. She was an excellent interior decorator. In her later years, she gave up cooking, but she loved eating out and socializing with friends and family at Hump’s Restaurant and Colvin’s. Family was her passion and she was fortunate to have so family close to her. She loved the Lord and attended the Clatskanie Baptist Church. She was happily married for 41 years until Don’s passing in 1991.
She is preceded in death by her mother Clara Smith-Pershing; father Roy Smith; brother Jack Smith; and husband Donald Reed.
She is survived by her sister Alice Puzey of Longview; sister Ruth Pillar of Longview; daughter Linda Blodgett and her husband Carl Blodgett of Clatskanie; granddaughter Kendra Poor of Clatskanie; grandson John Blodgett of Clatskanie; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
A service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 1 at the Clatskanie Baptist Church for those who wish to pay respects. If desired, donations in memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Clatskanie Senior Center. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association should be made payable to “Alzheimer’s Association” and mailed to: 1650 NW Naito Pkwy, Suite 190, Portland, OR 97209. Donations to the Senior Center can be mailed to: PO Box 383, Clatskanie, OR 97016.