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Susan Reed Obituary
MANSFIELD - Susan Cash Reed, of Mansfield, peacefully entered into eternal life Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital in Arlington with her loving fiancé by her side.

Susan was born March 10, 1955 in Charleston, W.Va. She was a 1973 graduate of Sherman High School and studied Fashion Merchandising at Texas Tech University where she was a Sigma Nu little sister of the White Star and a member of Sigma Kappa sorority.

Her outgoing and vibrant personality provided her success as a sales associate with Drawing Board Greeting Cards in Dallas and JH Collectibles at the Dallas Apparel Mart.

Susan's life experiences and caring heart lead her to volunteer in various organizations; National Head Injury Foundation's Thousand Points of Light in Washington, D.C.; Annual Scottish Christmas Walk for disadvantaged children in Alexandria, Va.; founding member of the breast cancer support group "Between Us" at Baylor Hospital in Dallas to help newly diagnosed patients deal with their disease; Board Member of the Marin Breast Cancer Council in Mill Valley, Calif.; consultant for the Divafest "Beauty and the B-r-east" play at the Lunatique Fantastique Ensemble in Santa Fe, N.M.; and a certified volunteer at UTSW in Dallas, Texas.

Survivors include fiancé, Stan Prichard of Mansfield; father, John C. "Jack" Reed of Mansfield; cousins, Don Laux of Irving, David Wright (Linda) of Washington Crossing, Pa., John Wright (Donna) of San Antonio; cherished friends, Tom and Carolyn Walker of Dallas, and her beloved Persian kitty, Lil' Furr.

Her mother, Helen Donnell Reed, predeceased her on Jan. 17, 2013.

A celebration of Susan's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Road in Dallas with Fr. Michael Merriman officiating.

Susan had a passion for life, family, friends and animals. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. In her honor, memorials may be made to the Simmons Cancer Center at UTSW, the or the SPCA.
Published in The Herald Democrat on May 12, 2013
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