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Alta Catherine (Mallison) Reed

March 8, 1922 ~ November 24, 2017 (age 95)

     Alta Catherine Reed age 95 of Lansing, MI passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI. Alta  has gone on to find Ivan.  Finally, the two will be together again where there will be plenty of deer to hunt, fish to catch and morels to pick.

     A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

     Alta was born in Custer, MI on March 8, 1922 the daughter of George and Alta Catherine (Heyse) Mallison.  She was the Valedictorian of her class of 1939 at Custer High School and resided most of her life in DeWitt Township.  Alta married Levi Ivan Reed on April 18, 1941 in Lansing.  Ivan passed away on January 5, 2005.

     Alta and Ivan owned and operated Reeds Standard Service in Valley Farms.  She was also the Supervisor and Treasurer of DeWitt Township for many years.  Also, Alta was a County Commissioner, held her Realtor License, was a Notary Public and held many other offices over the years. She was active with the Republican Party.  Alta was always persistent and kept very busy.  She was a published author and a member writing at the Ledge.  Alta was a longtime and dedicated member of Gunnisonville Methodist Church.

     She is survived by her son Donald and Cindy Reed of DeWitt, MI; son Robert and Sharon Reed of West Union, SC; daughter Linda and Lee Hodges of Midland, MI; son Patrick and Lisa Reed of Grand Ledge, MI; son Michael and Jerrel Reed-Towery of Venice, FL, daughter in law Kay Maureen Reed, 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.  Alta was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son William Reed also her siblings.

     Memorial Contributions may be made to the Gunnisonville Methodist Church.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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