Vinnette "Vinnie" Reed passed away on March 13, 2014 in Tucson, Ariz,, at the age of 85. She was born Vinnette Mae Magnuson on May 13, 1928 to Clara and Clarence Magnuson of St. Paul, Minn. She graduated in 1946 from Johnson High School and worked for St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company for almost 40 years, retiring as a senior underwriter. In 1965 she married Walter W. Reed. They lived in Minneapolis and San Jose, Calif., before retiring to Green Valley in 1985.
Vinnette was a talented artist and musician. She painted, did needlework and sewed. She played the piano for her Christian women's club and sang in her church choir. She and Walt loved to travel and roamed the world on cruises and road trips.
She is preceded in death by her husband Walt and her sister Shirley. She is survived by her nieces Susan Peterson and Julie Kean, her nephews Richard and James Johnson, and her stepdaughter Beverly Reed.
On Friday, March 21, Vinnette's inturnment will be at 11 a.m. at Green Valley Mortuary in Sahuarita, with her funeral that afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Valley Presbyterian Church in Green Valley.