Herbert C. Reed
1928 – 2009
FARMINGTON — Herbert C. Reed, 81, of Farmington, died Friday, July 3, at the Sandy River Center for Health Care.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1928, in Madrid, the son of Carlton H. Reed and Frances (Lake) Howard.
He worked in the shoe industry most of his including time at Herman Shoe, Norwock Shoe and Franklin Shoe. He also worked at Cousineau’s lumber mill in Strong between times at the shoe shop.
He married Clothild B. Stevens on June 27, 1981. She predeceased him on June 14, 1999. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, camping with Clothild, dancing, horse racing at the local fairs and going out to eat.
He is survived by his children, Herbert Downs of Norway, Gloria Simpson of Sanford, Pauline Gilks of Mechanic Falls and Jennifer Reed of Lewiston; a brother, Phillip Reed of Strong; dear and close friends, Jerry and Miriam Whitney of Industry and Barbara and Larry Berry of Industry.
He was predeceased by a sister, Christine McKeeman.

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