Linda Fay Reed April 19, 1923 ~ Dec. 4, 2012
November 30, 2012, 9:13 am by Staff Reports
Her grandfather was Frank Teich, a sculptor who came here from Germany. He did the World War
1 monument at the Llano Courthouse and two statues on the Capitol grounds in Austin.
After being a housewife for 20 years, Reed had to find a job and support her and her daughter
Jean. They moved to Austin where she worked at the Capitol until she met Raymond Reed.
In 1972, they were married and moved to Llano, where she has lived ever since.
Linda was a great mother, grandmother and friend to many. She always asked about her grandchildren and was very proud of all of them. She was a wonderful cook like her mother, Frankie. You couldn’t beat her pinto beans and cornbread. We looked forward to having her homemade rolls on the holidays. She did have a sweet tooth. We would hardly be finished eating when she was cutting the cake.
She loved playing bridge and played until she couldn’t see anymore. She enjoyed playing with people all over the world on the computer. Players would often ask her if she talked as she did not know how to chat back then.
Linda was also very good at managing money. She could take a nickel and turn it into $1.00. She watched financial shows and always knew what the stock market was doing.
If we wanted to know anything about a certain football player we would ask her. She loved watching football, especially the Cowboys. She never missed a game.
She is survived by daughter Jean and her husband, M.D.; stepchildren Don and Gary Reed; grandchildren Dawn and husband Stacy, Michael and wife Kristi, Stacy and husband Kyle, Jonathan, Jaime and Chris; and great-grandchildren LeAnna, Blake, Hallie, Garrett and Brylee. She was preceded in death by her parents Linden and Frankie; husband Raymond Reed; sister Jane; and daughter Judy.
Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gretel Morgan officiating, burial to follow at the Llano City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be, Mike Virdell, Kenneth Stuart, Hatch Smith, Keith Bessent, Gary Reed and Tom McWhorter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Llano, 1105 Oatman Street in Llano.
The family would like to thank Linda and all the staff at Walden Court for taking such wonderful care of her for the last four years. We would also like to thank Scott & White Hospice for their great care. It was a blessing for the family to know she was in good hands.
Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may log onto our website, www.whhfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
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