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Claude Reed

November 19, 1939 — June 11, 2022

C. Marion Reed

Marion Reed died Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Wyoming Medical Center of heart failure at the age of 82 in the company of his wife, son and daughter-in-law.  Marion was born November 19, 1939, in Macomb, Illinois.  Marion graduated from Macomb High School and enlisted in the Marine Corps.  In the Marines, Marion was an expert marksman, a Remington Raider (clerk typist) and played on the Twentynine Palms base traveling football team.

Following his enlistment, Marion returned to Macomb where he met J. Annette Wetzel and married her in 1964.  Annette was the love of Marion’s life, and they remained married for nearly 58 years until Marion’s death.

Through the early years of their marriage, Marion and Annette lived in Chicago, then Kearney, Nebraska where Marion earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Kearney State College while Annette taught school and taught Marion to play and love golf.  Marion and Annette next moved to Missouri where Marion worked as a dormitory hall manager and both Marion and Annette pursued Master’s Degree from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg. Marion and Annette left Missouri and moved to Lasalle-Peru, Illinois where Marion taught psychology at Illinois Valley Community College.

In 1970 Marion and Annette moved to Sheridan, Wyoming where they found their true home and where he would live for the rest of his life.  Marion worked as a Psychology instructor and dean of students at Sheridan College and Annette taught PE in the public schools.  Marion loved hunting, fishing, camping, and golfing.  For many of their Wyoming years, nearly every summer weekend found Marion and his family in the Bighorn Mountains.  In 1977, Marion and Annette quit their jobs and purchased Big Sky Cabinets, renaming it Scotchman Home Center in honor of their shared Scottish ancestry. Marion took great personal pride in his work.  He installed stoves and built and installed cabinets and countertops at Scotchman for 27 years.  Marion was easily recognized by his height and build but will be remembered for his soft-spoken kindness.

Marion and Annette had one son Taylor, a beloved daughter-in-law, Charmaine and one grandson Quillan. Quillan was one of the brightest and most loved people in Marion’s life.  In retirement Marion enjoyed his daily coffee group who he delighted working on projects with.  Marion and Annette also delivered meals on wheels and traveled regularly to see their son and his family in Florida until they were able to move back home to Wyoming.  Marion particularly enjoyed trips to watch Quillan play hockey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Dorethy (Barclay) Reed. Marion is survived by his wife Annette, two younger brothers, Cliff who lives in Muskegon, Michigan, and Rich who lives in Sheridan, his son Taylor, daughter-in-law Charmaine who live in Casper and grandson Quillan who is interning in Wisconsin.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church, 2121 Colonial Dr., Sheridan.  Reception to follow in Westminster Hall.  Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns, PO Box 6196, Sheridan, WY  82801 or Donor Alliance, 200 Spruce St., Suite 200, Denver, CO  80230.   Online condolences may be made at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

First Presbyterian Church (Sheridan)

2121 Colonial Dr, Sheridan, WY 82801

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Westminster Hall


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