Monday, March 22, 2010

Obituary: Lesley E. Reed 9-26-1944 - 3-14-2010

Lesley died peacefully with his loved ones at his side. He was the first born of three children to Lesley H. and Lois Maxine Reed of Maxwell, California. Les married Nova Cobb on Aug 31 1968; they remained in Colusa County where Les drove trucks, a career he genuinely loved. In 1989, Les and Nova moved to Yreka, Calif. to manage the Oak Ridge Mobile Home Park. Les believed he was truly fortunate to find a second wonderful career where he had the opportunity to meet so many great friends and to keep himself busy with projects. Les was a man most would consider "bigger than life" and his gregarious and generous nature were only two of his special qualities. When not working around the park to keep it perfectly manicured and running smoothly or arranging get-togethers or lending a helping hand, he and Nova escaped to numerous great adventures in their camper. Always ready to go fishing, camping, boating, or sightseeing, they made the most of their 42 years of marriage. Lesley's amazing fight with cancer over the last two years made him a hero to those that loved him. He never complained of the pain and instead focused on making the best of what time he and Nova had left together. His concern for Nova was strong even to the end. Les leaves to mourn his passing his cherished wife, Nova Reed of Yreka, Calif., his two sisters, Lois Reed of Moscow, Idaho, and Loretta Reed, of Carmichael, Calif., numerous nieces and nephews, and more friends than anyone could count. A double memorial will be held for both Lesley and his mother, Maxine, who died two days after Les. The service will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010, 2 pm at the Maxwell Baptist Church, 177 N. California Street, Maxwell, California. A double internment after the memorial will be held at the Maxwell Cemetery. Send Condolences at

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  1. Kate, I have given you the Ancestor Approved Award; it can be picked up over at I meant to leave this note earlier, but must have had a DUH or Old-Timer's moment and forgot!