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Reed Welch (1978 - 2013)

  • "We were so sorry to hear of Reed's passing.He was so..."
  • "To all of the Welch Family, Please accept my sincere..."
  • "Reed~~You were a wonderful young cowboy who left this earth..."
    - Sandi and Bob Scholl
  • "PALS"
  • "You will always live in our hearts and prayers."

August 22, 1978 - September 1, 2013
Reed Welch, 35, of Oakdale, California, passed away on September 1, 2013.
The memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 7th, at The Reata located at 160 N 3rd Avenue in Oakdale. Reverend John Roberts of St. Matthias Church will be officiating.
Reed was born in Oakdale, California on August 22, 1978. He graduated from Oakdale High School and after graduation he continued to follow the Welch Family legacy with raising cattle.
Reed was married to Heather L. Welch (Gilbert) February 4, 2012.
Reed worked at Turlock Livestock Auction Yards (TLAY) as a Representative. He enjoyed working his own cattle herd and helping other cattle ranchers with their herds. He was actively involved with La Grange Rodeo Association for many years.
Reed is survived by his wife Heather Welch; his father Joseph Welch, his mother and stepfather Debra and Rob Dickerson; his brother, Rodney Welch and his sisters Rachel Welch and Alisa and Alivia Dickerson and his stepbrother Justin Dickerson. 
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Reed Welch Melanoma Fund, P.O. Box 34,  Oakdale CA 95361 and/or the Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Ave, Hughson CA 95326. Heather Welch would like to thank the Alexander Cohen Hospice House on behalf of Reed's family.

Published in the Modesto Bee on Sept. 6, 2013