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Jean Ash REID Jean Ash Reid of Bellevue, Washington died May 12, 2012 of cancer. She was born March 30, 1926 in Boise, Idaho to Della Lundgren and Russell Ash. She was a graduate of the University of Washington earning a degree in Economics. While attending the UW, she met her late husband Robert G. Reid. In 1958 Robert began REID Sand and Gravel, which Jean helped run for nearly 30 years. She led an active life as a skier, golfer, boater, and world traveler. Robert and Jean owned several residences over the years in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and California. Jean's favorite place was their home in The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, CA where they were members spending their winters. They both supported UW athletics and were longtime Tyee members, as well as among the first to join the Don James Center. They established an endowment fund to support scholarships in the UW School of Nursing and funded the Deanship. Jean was a philanthropist who believed in supporting programs benefitting the community, specifically Bellevue and the Greater Eastside. Most recently, she and Robert (posthumously) supported the Seattle Children's Hospital Bellevue Clinic. Their son, James, of Eagle, ID, granddaughters Jessica and Sarah Reid of Austin, TX, were by her side at her death. James, Jessica, Sarah, and other family members survive her. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation, Mail Stop S200, P.O. Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145- 5005 or the .
Published in The Seattle Times from May 22 to May 27, 2012
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