LaDawn Reed Obituary – The Arizona Republic

LaDawn Reed died on September 14, 2022. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona on October 10, 1929 to JD Stark and Alzada Standiford, the second of six children. In high school, LaDawn transferred to Phoenix Technical School, where she took commercial sewing classes. She used her sewing skills all her life, making clothes for her family. In 1949, LaDawn ran away with her childhood sweetheart, Bob. They recently celebrated their 73rd anniversary. LaDawn was a devoted wife and mother of four children, Beverly, Bill, Robert and Denise. Her loves in life were church, camping, dancing, fishing, hunting, Native American culture, gardening, and travel. Bob was a member of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Gang and she was involved with the Auxiliary. They also belonged to the American Legion, where she enjoyed Friday Fish Fry and country and western dancing. Animals have always been part of his life. In recent years, a neighborhood peacock, waiting to be hand-fed, adopted LaDawn. She has the joy of living, never complains but takes up her challenges with optimism. LaDawn taught her children to explore new places and learn new things. Her son Robert wrote a beautiful tribute to his mother. “I was blessed to have a mom like mine, mom held no grudges, put her family first, always spoke the truth and supported you. She loved unconditionally. Mom was up for it. all things fun, horseback riding, dirt biking, camping, fishing and hunting arrowheads outdoors Everyone loved her she was a cool mom and was not afraid We went to Mr. Lucky’s where she played rock ‘n roll downstairs or country and western upstairs She loved life I never had a bad time with her She loved me learned about life, love, loyalty and how to make homemade vanilla ice cream. Every time I take a bite I will remember her beautiful eyes and smile. She is my mother and my friend. LaDawn was interred in Resthaven Park Cemetery, there will be no services.To leave a memory or message for the family, please visit: www.westresthavenfuneralhome. com

Posted on September 21, 2022

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