Catherine Clara (Austin) Reed

Born: Sun., Jul. 7, 1935
Died: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Sat., Dec. 07, 2019
Location: Brandon Location

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Catherine Clara Reed, age 84, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Brandon.


Mrs. Reed was born in Bridport on July 7, 1935. She was the daughter of Elmer and Aurilla (Doner) Austin. She received her education in local Brandon schools. In her earlier years she had worked as a nurse’s aide at Wethersfield Manor in Weathersfield, CT for several years. She moved back to Brandon in 1969 and continued working at a local day care center on Champlain Street. She joined the staff at Brandon Training School where she worked another 11 years. She was forced to retire because of a disability in 1989. She belonged to the Brandon Senior Citizens and enjoyed collecting ceramic pigs.


Surviving are her sons; Arthur (Skip) Stevens, Jr and his partner; Pennie, and Robyn Stevens and his wife Betty Jean and her daughter; Valerie Stevens Lutz and her husband John, Niece; Cynta Austin Bryant and her husband Gary. 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, her loving dog; Pixie and Bubby her cat. Many cousins and friends and her dearest friend Pennie Baldwin also survive her. She was loved by all. Many of her friends and family contributed to her collection of ceramic pigs. She was predeceased by her brother; Herman Austin and her parents.


The memorial service “In Celebration of Her Life” will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 10 AM, at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. The Rev. William Bartholomew, pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church will officiate. A private burial will take place, at a later date.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to; Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.


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Sheryl Magoon
   Posted Sun December 01, 2019
Val, my dear friend. I will not be able to attend. I will be out of town. Please know my heart and prayers will be with you. I have great memories of your mom and family. Such amazing people. Your mom was a ticket. Every time I saw her there was something we would crack up about. The loss of a mother cuts so deep. You were such an amazing daughter. We both know that they are always with us. Love you my friend.

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