Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dunphy’s mother-in-law passes away

Former BJ State Desk super reporter John Dunphy’s mother-in-law, Dorothy Jane Reed, passed away February 15 in New Mexico.

John has been married for 10 years to Dorothy’s daughter, Rebecca Reed Allen.

They live in Lakewood, California.

Dunphy survived BJ State  Desk editor Pat Englehart, who browbeat Ol’ Blue Walls reporters into a Pulitzer for the coverage he was in charge of over the 1970 Ohio National Guard killings of 4 students and the wounding of 9 others.

Dorothy’s obituary:

NRoswell, NM  88203
Sunday, February 18, 2018
1:00 pm

She lived for those who loved her.

That was the first line of Dorothy Jane Reed's favorite poem and her guiding principle in life.

Mrs. Reed, 88, passed away after a long illness on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM Sunday, February 18, 2018 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel at 900 S. Main, where grandson-in-law Gary DeWayne Jones will officiate. Services will be followed by fellowship at Apostolic Bible Church, 2529 W. Alameda, Roswell, NM.

Mrs. Reed, a lifelong resident of Roswell, was born Jan. 1, 1930 to Tina Velma Goddard and Robert Daniel Ketner. She was a homemaker who loved cooking, knitting, crocheting and volunteering. She married Dan Lawson Reed in 1947 and they raised four daughters. She donated more than 5,000 hours as a "pink lady" to the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary.

She is survived by daughters Bonnye Fry (Jerry), Rebecca Allen (John Dunphy), Melissa Evans, Mary Skinner (Elmer); nine grandchildren: Kellye Fry, Mac Fry, Benjamin Allen, David Pierson, Meghan Portillo, Jennifer Jones, Jason Skinner, Kimberly Montoya and Kevin Skinner; sisters Willie Nickelson and Sue Luechtefeld (Leo); nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who considered her another mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan; sisters Bobbie Leslie and Jessie Lorain Ketner; and brothers Reford, JD, Robert and Bill Ketner.


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