Myron (Mike) Wray Reed , loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and mentor, passed away at age 93 on Monday, Dec. 14 at his home in Fallbrook, California. He lost his battle with pancreatic cancer surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Beth Reed, 70 years of marriage; their two children Lynn (Dan) Vaughn of Vista, California and Walter Reed of Joseph, Oregon; two grandchildren, Jeff and James Vaughn and two great-grandchildren. Mike was a native Californian born in Los Angeles to Myron and Ethel Reed (deceased). As a teenager, Mike would sell magazines and deliver the LA Times. Also, he was a proud member of the Sea Scouts organization. He enlisted in the Navy just before graduating from LA High school in 1945. After the service, he attended Woodberry University and received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Soon after graduation, he was given the opportunity to join his father’s mortuary business, Reed Brothers. He eventually owned three mortuaries in the Los Angeles area, Alhambra and North Hollywood and metropolitan Los Angeles. He enjoyed serving the families in their time of need. He was a private airplane pilot and was issued the first license in California to scatter cremains at sea. After 35 years in the mortuary business, he became semi-retired. During his “retirement years,” Mike worked most every day in his home office managing commercial properties and finances. During his free time, he continued to participate in sports as he did as a […]