Dorothy McAdams Reid Dorothy McAdams Reid was born in Visalia, California on December 19, 1919, to Dora and Ernest McAdams, and died peacefully at Cambridge Estates on October 19, 2012. Dorothy is survived by: daughter Joyce (Roger) Andreas of Delano; son Gerry (Sherry) Reid of Costa Mesa; daughter Myrna (Jay) Diaz of Clovis; and daughter Marjorie (Greg) Smith of Visalia. She is also survived by ten grand-children and nineteen great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-eight years, Marvin Reid, two brothers, Ernest and Clyde McAdams, and a sister, Marion Nicoletti. Dorothy was a life-long resident of Visalia, graduating from Visalia Union High School. She and Marvin were married April 14, 1938. They were members of the First Christian Church where they were involved with the Kum-Double Sunday School class, and where Dorothy served for many years as Sunday School secretary. She was also a member of Christian Women's Fellowship and Table-of Twelve. Dorothy was a leader in the Oak Grove 4-H club in the areas of sewing and cooking, and she also judged at the 4-H and county fairs. For a number of years she worked part time at Korte Sewing, a popular fabric store on Main Street, Visalia. Dorothy and Marvin shared many interests which included traveling, square and ballroom dancing, gardening, playing cards with friends, and embracing the family in Sunday dinners, holidays, and birthday celebrations. She will be greatly missed. Viewing will be Thursday, October 25th from 4-8 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 26th at 9:30 at Miller Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Visalia District Cemetery. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.miller chapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta on Oct. 24, 2012