Jane F. Reed
Jane Elizabeth Foster Reed, 91, of Southern Pines, formerly of Foxfire Village and Bethesda, Md., died Monday, May 21, 2012.
Memorial services were conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines. Visitation followed the services at the church. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Jane was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of John and Sue Foster. She was an endlessly creative person who had many talents, including sewing, quilting, knitting, pottery and basket weaving. She was also a very talented gourmet cook.
Jane was a master of all she turned her hand to, whether it was sewing her daughters’ wedding dresses, weaving intricately designed baskets, or even making peanut brittle good enough to fight over. Among her accomplishments were serving as president of the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange in Pinehurst.
When living in the Washington. D.C., area, she served as president of the Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries Women’s Guild, chairing their annual embassy tour. Her church was extremely important to her; she served as a deaconess at Bethesda Christian Church, in Chevy Chase, Md., and was involved in many aspects of church life.
She will be remembered as a “killer” gin player, and she’s probably off playing gin right now for the first time in years with Jack — beating him, of course. She was a devoted and supportive, wife, mother, and “Gamma.” She will be greatly missed by her many friends and loving family.
Her husband of 64 years, Wilber Jackson “Jack” Reed, and their son Jackie preceded her in death. She is survived by her children Ann Effer and her husband, Jerry, of Potomac, Md., Betsy Reed Hutson, of Pinehurst, and John Reed and his wife, Joanie, of Garner; her sister Sue Gibson of Huntsville, Ala; six grandchildren, Eddie Ayre, Christy Goldstein and her husband, Michael, Beth Hutson, Will Hutson, Steve Hutson, and Amber Reed; and five great- grandchildren, Taylor and Daniel Ayre, Jack and Reed Goldstein, and Ginger Hutson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is assisting the family.