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Keith Richard Reed

Tuesday, March 6, 1945
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Bellingham, WA
Service Information: 
A memorial service will be held at a future date. 

Keith Richard Reed, age 75, passed away suddenly on August 9, 2020 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. He was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington, where he married his childhood sweetheart, Vanita Clapper. Keith worked for Alumax at the Ferndale aluminum smelter until his retirement. 

Keith is survived by his wife, Vanita, his 4 children and their spouses: Connie and Richard Moreau, Clint and Karen Reed, Heidi and Donald Forbes, and Becky Reed. He is predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Joyce Reed, and his brother, Eugene Reed. Keith had 7 siblings and a very large extended family including loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Keith enjoyed a full life tending to his vegetable garden and maintaining his home. He enjoyed biking and spending time with family and friends. He earned many fun nicknames, was always joking around and enjoyed a good prank. He had a soft spot in his heart for children and they returned his love. 
Donations can be made in his name to your favorite charity. 

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Submitted by Tami on

I was so very sorry to hear of Keith's sudden passing. He was such a nice man with a kind heart and a great sense of humor. Last time I saw him was at the food truck ralley at Civic Field, he was joking around with one of the fire fighter's and making everyone laugh. My sincere condolences to the entire family, Keith will be greatly missed...

Submitted by Margaret Higbee on

Dear Vanita & family, 

Jackie had told me the sad news of Keith's passing.  So sorry for your loss. Hoping all of your special memories will be a comfort for all of you.

Submitted by Gerrit C. Hooge... on

Dear Vanita and family,  I always looked forward to seeing Keith and you to come in to Walmart and shop.  He actually my job more enjoyable while he wa in my lane.  Will definately miss him. Take care.


Submitted by skip on

vanita,  may the rest and grace of our lord Jesus Christ be upon you in these days of sorrow.  Kieth was a great brother- in-law, always full of fun and life, may he rest in peace.  Skip

Submitted by Johan van Kesteren on

Vanita and family, may loving memories of Keith, husband, father and grand-father ease your loss and bring you comfort.

Our condolences .

Johan and Joni van Kesteren

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