Patricia Elaine Reed, 1945–2017

Patricia Elaine Reed, 71, passed away on April 3, 2017, in Bakersfield. A viewing will be held at Wood Family Funeral Service in Tehachapi on April 9, from noon to 4 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 1:15 p.m., on April 10, at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, and will be officiated by her nephew, Ty Blake.

Patricia was born in Bakersfield to Thomas and Jean Blake on June 15, 1945. She worked at the California Correctional Institution as a switchboard operator, records analyst and retired as a personnel supervisor. Patricia loved to sew and make clothes for her children and grandchildren. She also loved to travel and was always up for a prank on friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Jean Blake; sister, Janice Young; brother, Jerry Blake; and daughter, Lori Self. Patricia is survived by her husband, Danny Reed; sons, Daniel and Clint Reed; brother, Tom Blake; grandchildren, Amanda Russie, Patricia Reed, Hunter Reed, Cameron Reed, Connor Reed and Porter Reed.

In lieu of cut flowers, the family is requesting potted plants, so they may be planted in her garden as a memory to her.

Patricia was a loving, devoted wife and parent. She was hardworking, fun-spirited, and always willing to help. She was loved by many and will be truly missed by all those who had the opportunity to know her.

Arrangements were made with the assistance of Wood Family Funeral Service. For condolences, please visit

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