Larry Dwain Reed

larry reed

May 22, 1943 ~ June 6, 2010

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Larry Dwain Reed, 67, passed away June 6, 2010. Survived by the love of his life, Judy Patti; children, Duane (April) Reed of Pueblo, Darrin (Cathy) Reed of Show Low, Ariz. and Dale (Elizabeth) Reed of Commerce, Texas; sister, Judy Griffin of Montgomery, Texas; aunt, Martha Carra; grandchildren, Adan and Arcadian Reed, Cheryl Nixon, Chance, Lane and Logan Reed; great-grandchildren, Taylor Nixon, Lance Rogers, Kaylee and Mikayla Oldroyd; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Also survived by extended family, Anthony (Shannon) Patti and their children, Joey and Morgan Patti; Aaron (Kristen) Patti and their daughter, Terra; Chris (Edie) Patti and their children, Lauren, Vinny, Gino, Sonny and Ella; Amy (Brian) Turner and their children, J.C. and Jackson; J.J. (Melissa) Patti and their children, Kennedy and J.J. Preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Doris Reed; brother, Gene Reed; great-grandson, Lance Rogers; niece, Geanna Ireland. Larry was born May 22, 1943, in Pueblo. He retired as an engineer for the DR&GW after 37 years of service. He also enjoyed custom woodworking, traveling with Judy, and keeping his yard beautiful. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved helping out at Patti's Restaurant and will be greatly missed by the employees and patrons. There will be no viewing. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Jim Slack officiating. Concluding service, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Lung Association through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. We still miss you more than ever Papa. Logan still, as a teenager now, sleeps with the Yoo-Hoo stuffed animal she gave you to hold when you were in the hospital. I think Yoo-Hoo will be in her wedding some day. She cries for you at times still & thinks about you so often. She loves her videos of you telling her, “No Logan you’re beautiful” & she would say, “No Papa you beautiful.” Lane graduates next year & looks like the Reed side too & definitely has the smarts. He is top in his class 13 out of 118. Dale & I just enjoy the simple things in life & miss you every day. Xoxoxo

  2. Heaven had a sweet melody playing the day Larry arrived there. I can’t imagine Larry being any sweeter there than what he was here… God called a good man home. One of my fondest memories of Larry was watching him look at his sister and his lady love, Judy G. and Judy P. His eyes and face would shine with love every time he glanced their way. To Larry’s family and friends, I’m so very sorry for your loss.
    God Bless,
    Brenda Nevels

  3. Goodbye cousin. I’m so sorry to hear you are gone. We didn’t get word until it was too late. We thought you were home from the hospital and doing well. So much for thinking. My best memories are the farm in Cotapaxi and playing in the barn, Randy getting kicked by the horse. Maybe that wasn’t the best but we still talk about it. Then of course the goose got after him too. We will still keep you in our memories, cousin. Love you lots.

  4. Our deepest sympathy goes to Judy G. and Judy P.,Dale,Darrin,Duane and all the extended family. How much we were blessed with his presence in our family. What a joy to remember his never ending smile. Such a caring giving person and we grieve the loss but we know he is with the rest of the angels as he was and is surely one of Gods most beautiful angels. Sorry we were out of town and not able to be at the services.
    Much Love, Richard and Candy

  5. Uncle Larry we will miss you. We know you are running with your baby brother (my daddy) now and are smiling down on all of us.

    Dale/Darrin/Duane, I am so sorry for what you are going through. My prayers are with you!

  6. I will miss Larry’S smile and real concern for all who needed it! My condolences to all of Larry’s extended family and especially to his Sister Judy and Children. I am so sorry I could not be there to offer my testament to his life and condolences to his family. I LOVE YOU ALL!

  7. I just need to let everyone know what a delight it was to see Larry’s smiling face each morming on my rounds. I will never forget his never ending positive attitude that inspired me to reflect that toward other patients throughout the day. All will miss you and God and your family will be forever blessed for knowing you.

  8. I just need to let everyone know what a delight it was to see Larry’s smiling face each morming on my rounds. I will never forget his never ending positive attitude that inspired me to reflect that toward other patients throughout the day. All will miss you and God and your family will be forever blessed for knowing you.

  9. When I think about Larry, I remember that he always had a smile on his face and was pleasant to talk to. I will miss him greatly.

  10. I met Larry during my childhood in Minturn. During my teenage years and into young adulthood, he was a very positive role model. I am very thankful for his presence in my life when I truly needed it. Larry will be missed very much by all.

  11. I met Larry during his railroad days in Minturn. He was a great friend, I have never laughed so much with anyone like I laughed with Larry. He will be greatly missed by so many people because he had such a great personality. I used to call him Larrance and he called me Mirth. A page has turned but, we can all flip back through the pages and keep our own personal memories of that wonderful person. I am thankful that I knew him. My sincere condolences to his family. Darla

  12. Grandpa Larry
    He was a wonderful man . He was loving , sweet ,funny and most of all he never gave up not on anyone or himself … He would do anything for anyone ….. I love you Y’all

  13. I worked with Larry on the railroad for over twenty years. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word if you needed it. Larry was training to become an engineer at the sametime I was training to become a conductor. Whenever I had the pleasure to be his conductor he would always take time and ask if there was anything he could help me with or if I just wanted to talk about things, what a dear and good friend and fellow railroader. Larry will be sadly missed and I want to tell his family I am sorry for their loss and to believe Larry is in a much better place now.

    Steven Hudson
    Retired conductor U.P.Railroad

  14. Getting to know Larry and Judy has been delightful! Such wonderful, positive people ever! 🙂 As part of PMC family My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with all of you. I will always remember your smiling faces! May God comfort you and fond memories be in your heart :)!

  15. My deepest condolences to Larry’s family and extended family. Having went to high school with Larry I have very fond and happy memories of him.

  16. Dale; Lizz; and kids, we are saddened by the news of the passing of your father and grandfather. May God comfort you as you go through this very difficult time. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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