Ina Reed

Ina Reed
Ina R. Reed passed on from this world July 20, 2013, in the comfort of her home and company of her loved ones.
Born Jan. 9, 1928, to Raleigh and Blanche (Runnels) Hughes in Medford, Ina was raised in the Rogue Valley; her childhood home was 401 Orchard on the flanks of Roxy Ann Butte. She was a descendant of pioneers Elias Hughes and Roxy Ann Bowen. Ina attended Roosevelt Elementary School, McLoughlin Junior High School and Medford High School.
At the close of World War II, Ina met Roy A. Reed and they were wed March 30, 1946, celebrating their 67th anniversary earlier this year. Soon, Roy and Ina were joined by three children, Dannie, Debbie and David. They resided in the Medford area before retiring to Klamath Falls in 1986.
Remembered by all who knew her as kind and patient, she possessed a special attentive way of both verbal and written communication. She had a well-developed curiosity and sought-out understanding. She loved being outdoors, having adventures and exploring Oregon. Ina's interests ran to archaeology, indigenous peoples and history, old books, maps, and antiques. Her deep interest in genealogy led to her substantial research into the Hughes family history from the American Revolution to the present.
She will be missed by her husband Roy, her children Debbie Dill and David (Linda) Reed, seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ina was preceded in death by her brothers Raleigh Hughes Jr., James Hughes and Richard Hughes, sister Betty Gillette, and son Dannie Reed.
A celebration of life is planned at Mountain Christian Fellowship, corner of Front and Main streets in Medford, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m.
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Published in Herald And News on July 28, 2013