Ellen L. Reed, 90

-JAN. 3, 2012

January 04, 2012
  • Ellen L. Reed
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Ellen Lorna Olsson Reed, 90, of Crisfield, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Olaf Olsson and Elizabeth Marion Olsson.

Preceding and during World War II, Ellen worked as secretary to the director of the Wool Brokers of Australia. In 1946, Jackson R. Reed of Hagerstown, Md., returned to Melbourne after World War II and married Ellen in the Episcopal Church of Ashburton, Melbourne. Soon after, she traveled with her husband to Hagerstown, raised a family, and later worked for the Washington County Historical Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackson Ronald Reed; and her brother, Ronald Godan Olsson.

She is survived by her son, Ronald Olsson Reed of Crisfield, Md.; two daughters, Carolyn L. Crockett of Westover, Md., and Elizabeth E. Koser of McLean, Va.; two brothers, Neville and Alan Olsson of Melbourne; three grandchildren, Lorna Crockett, and Reed and Ray Koser; and numerous nieces and nephews in Australia.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home, Crisfield, where friends may call one hour before the service. Interment will be Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1733.

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