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Dortha Aldis Reid


Dortha A. Reid, 101, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee.  Dortha was born April 3, 1914, to August and Watie Henkel in Wenatchee, Wash.  She was the eighth of 12 children and was raised in Wenatchee.  Dortha married Kenneth E. Reid on January 17, 1936, in Magna, Utah.  She worked at Remington Arms in Salt Lake City during the war. 

They returned to Washington state in 1948, and moved to Electric City in 1950.  Ken and Dortha owned their own cabinet shop in Electric City for years.  Dortha remained living in her own home until one month ago when she moved to the Colville Convalescent Center.

Dortha was preceded in death by her parents, 10 siblings and Ken in 2001.  She is survived by her sister, Pearl Schmidt of Toppenish, Wash.,and several nephews and nieces.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday April 29, at 1 p.m., at Spring Canyon Cemetery.

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