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SCARBOROUGH — Marion Louise Knight Reed, 90, of North Yarmouth died on May 12 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.
She was born in North Yarmouth on June 24, 1921, a daughter of Philip E. Knight and Eva Crockett. She attended Dunn’s Grammar School, was a Campfire Girl and graduated from North Yarmouth Academy, class of 1939. She was a member of North Yarmouth Methodist Church.
During high school she worked at her father’s mill, nailing lettuce crates for farmers in Cape Elizabeth. After high school she worked one summer at Homewood Inn in Yarmouth before starting work as a bookkeeper in her father’s office.
Reed married Norman H. Reed on June 6, 1942, and together they worked at his family’s farm for 36 years. She loved working with her husband, raising hatching eggs and milking cows. She enjoyed working with their horses, doing many jobs with them until 1956 when the farm became too large.
She was interested in many things including raising German shepherds, learning lampshade and basket making, oil painting, organ lessons, playing golf and bowling.
After they retired Reed and her husband took many trips in their mini motor home. Their last trip was to Alaska after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
She was predeceased by her husband, Norman and sister, Irene.
Reed is survived by nieces and nephews Frank Fuller, Carol Godreau and Carlene Mastroianni, Jane Cleaves, Dorothy McAloney, Joan Kalbach and Stephen Reed; 14 great nieces and nephews; 16 great-great nieces and nephews; and two great-great-great nephews.
A memorial service will be held on June 16 at 10 a.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Ln., Yarmouth followed by burial at Pine Grove Cemetery. A reception will follow at The First Universalists Church of Yarmouth.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Yarmouth Historical Society, c/o Town Office, 10 Village Square Road, North Yarmouth, ME 04097.