July 18, 1927 ~ September 19, 2022

Born in: Newell, West Virginia
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Barbara Canne Reed, died peacefully on September 19, 2022. She was born on July 18, 1927, in Newell, West Virginia to Thomas and Blanche Canne. She married Delmar (Eli) Reed on February 13, 1947. They lived for a short time in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba when Eli was stationed there in the Navy.  They settled in Miami, Florida and she worked with him in his dental lab.

Eli died in 1993 and she lived with her daughter Cassy and son-in-law George Gutierrez. In 2007, they moved from Florida to College Station, Texas. She was a giving person and loved playing cards and bingo with her friends at the Meyer Senior Community Center. She was an avid Beanie Baby Collector, she loved finding the perfect Beanie Baby to give to other’s to enjoy. She always had a love of animals, especially dogs. She is survived by her daughter, Cassy and son-in-law, George, many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Delmar (Eli) Reed. Her parents, Thomas and Blanche; sisters, Mary Jayne Miller, and Margaret Montgomery.

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  1. She will be missed. Barbara was so giving and loving to all. We spent many days at the Senior Centers over the years. Saw her last at her birthday celebration last month. Love goes out to the family.

  2. Mrs. Reed (as I have always called her) was such a happy, friendly and caring person. I knew her since I was a child when my parents were close friends with Barbara and her husband as members of the North Miami Elks. I was fortunate that I was able to keep in touch with her all these years. Cassy, Barbara and I would talk on the phone every few weeks and we had many good conversations. My family has many special beanie babies that Barbara sent to us throughout the years for the holidays and special occasions. When I look at my collection, it reminds me of the special memories of times in the past. I will surely miss our phone conversations but am glad for the ones we had. Love and prayers to Cassy, George and family.

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