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Katherine Ann Reid

January 18, 1935 - January 19, 2022

Katherine Ann Reid passed away January 19, 2022. She was born January 18, 1935 in Los Angeles, California to George Cooper Reid and Kathryn Hanson Reid. Katherine is survived by her children, Lisa Morris, Chris Michaels, and Julie Michaels; grandchildren, Andre Eastman, Gabe Eastman, Chris Van Winkle, and Anna Van Winkle; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa Escobar, Jada Eastman, Nyla Eastman, and Bria Eastman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, George Reid.


Katherine was a passionate educator who began her career as a teacher and retired as The Director of Special Education in Merced, California. She earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA and completed her master’s degree in education while working and raising her family. Katherine enjoyed mentoring young women and was a staunch advocate for women’s rights. She loved traveling, gardening, entertaining, and spending time with her family. She was famous for her birthday parties and holiday gatherings with four generations of family at the table. Katherine was hardworking, energetic, and fiercely independent. She was known for her generosity and sense of humor. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and the many people whose life she touched.

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