Chapter Eternal: Calvin H. Reed, Nevada-Reno ’65
Calvin was born in McCook, Neb., on November 5, 1946, to Calvin Henry Reed Sr. and Viola Reed. His first nine years of life were spent living in Lincoln, Neb., where his father was a college professor at the University of Nebraska. The family then moved to Reno, Nevada, where Calvin grew up and graduated from Reno High School in 1964. Calvin attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
In 1966, Calvin joined the United States Marine Corps and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. After an honorable service to his country, he returned to UNR and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English.
After completing a substantial career in teaching, Calvin retired in 2009. Calvin’s retired life was spent enjoying ranch life with his horses, dogs, and cats. His greatest joys included spending time with his wife, Sue, and four kids, riding his horses, attending monthly lunches at the JT, and acting as honorary project manager for the Galena Bridge Project.
Calvin is remembered for his unbelievable sense of humor, his positive outlook on life, his loyalty to the many people he cared about, and his compassion for animals. Living in Carson City and Reno, Calvin built many lifelong friendships, which he cherished deeply. His friends and family are left with a lifetime full of memories and are blessed having had him in their lives.
He is survived and missed by his wife Susan Reed and his four children Bret Reed (Heidi), Matthew Reed, Hailey Reed, Emily Reed (Cpt. Justin Babcock, USA), and his sister Rosalee Brooks.
Services will be held celebrating Calvin’s life at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Mountain View Mortuary, 425 Stoker Avenue, Reno, NV 89503.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or the Nevada Humane Society.
“Work here is done. I’m needed elsewhere now. I’m needed wherever outlaws rule the west, wherever women and children are afraid to walk the streets, wherever a man cannot live in simple dignity, wherever a people cry out for justice.”