Arlie Ellen Reed

February 29, 1948 - January 3, 2021

Arlie Reed, age 72, passed away in her home in Leonard on January 3, 2021. A service will be held in her honor this summer when her family and friends can gather together to celebrate her life. Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in White Oaks, New Mexico.

Arlie was born February 29, 1948 in Morton, Texas to Rodger (Bill) and Edith (Spencer) Reed. Arlie attended high school in Carrizozo, New Mexico where she was the salutatorian of her senior class. She was also the first ever recipient of the Carrizozo Women’s Club Scholarship. She attended both Lubbock Christian College and Texas Tech University. She then went on to have a successful career at Texas Instruments for 21 years.

Arlie was a very proud mother to her son, Rodger Reed who she raised in Hurlwood, Texas. She was a very dedicated and hard working mother who was surrounded by a loving family which included a few lifetime loyal friends. Her favorite time of year was her family reunion each summer. She was known for her beautiful, handmade Christmas ornaments. She made them for every family member and close friend for many years, and they will be treasured for many years to come.

Arlie is survived by her son, Rodger Reed and wife, Carmen, of Leonard; sister, Merlene Lash, of Lubbock; brother, Raymond Reed and sister, Peggy Pinson, of White Oaks, NM.; Grandchildren, Hunter Reed and Taylor Reed, of Leonard; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rodger (Bill) and Edith (Spencer) Reed; brothers, Leon Reed, and Lyndol Don Stoneman; and her niece, Vicki Sorensen.

A memorial service will be held this summer in White Oaks, New Mexico.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, James & Lorraine cantrell , January 14, 2021 Arlie, So many fond memories of reunions I attended with my mom, Agnes(Aggie) Reed Thomas Farra. I loved your posts on Facebook that kept us all together and gave us all family history. You are loved and will be missed. RIP Belinda Delgadillo, January 13, 2021 Arlie was like glue that held our Spencer/Reed family together. She always shared pictures of all family members. Kept track of Birthdays, Anniversaries & Deaths. Attending all family Memorials or Funerals. She never missed a Family Reunion for several years made sure my Mom her Aunt Lynn got to go. She was one of a kind. I Pray our Family History & connections aren’t lost without you Arlie. I will never our last conversation a few days before her death was all about Heaven. Heaven is full of Family. I know you are having a good time but miss you. Love you Arlie RIP Sharon Bridges Alhayek , January 13, 2021 So many memories... Unforgettable! Love you, Arlie. KathynMitchell, January 13, 2021 Loved you so much. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten Carol Bilbrey, January 13, 2021 We will miss you dearly. RIP sweet Arlie. You where one of a kind. Love you Denise Holmes, January 13, 2021 I’m so sorry for your loss. Rhonda Riskey, January 13, 2021 Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Joel Daniel , January 13, 2021 There is an empty space in my world and heart now. Love you Arlie. Pamela Pinson, January 13, 2021 Arlie will be very much missed. We spent a lot of time together growing up. Loved her very much. Patsy Butler Harris, January 6, 2021 You will be missed clifford butler, January 6, 2021