Lasting Memories

Gail Ann Reed
Feb. 11, 1941-May 31, 2017
Portola Valley, California

Submitted by Nicholas Pepper

Gail LeBaron Reed, a long term resident of Woodside and Portola Valley, has died. She was 76.

Reed, who died May 31st, was born in Stockton, California, to Donna and Francis LeBaron on February 11, 1941.

She went to school in Stockton and then earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stanford University, where she met and married her first husband, Richard Pepper in 1960. They were married for 22 years.

They settled in Woodside, where they raised two sons. Reed then married her second husband, Leonard Reed, in 1990. They traveled the world and loved every minute of their marriage until his death in 2006.

A long-time parishioner of Christ Church Portola Valley, Reed was an avid gardener, seamstress, artist, dog lover and teacher in several local school districts. For the past several years she called The Sequoias of Portola Valley home, where she enjoyed art classes, singing and her local Women's Group.

She is survived by two sons, Christopher and Nicholas; two granddaughters, Emily and Haley; three step-children, David, Olwen and Carrie; and six step grand-children, Joseph, Matthew, Daniel, Dylan, Katherin, and Samantha. Also, by her brother Blake of Stockton California. She leaves behind a wonderful community of friends.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 10, at Christ Church Portola Valley, 815 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California 94028.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Ecumenical Hunger Program, 2411 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, California 94303 650-323-7781 - an organization close to Gail's heart.