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E. James Porteus
April 23, 1939 ~
August 14, 2019
Date of Service: September 15, 2019

Dean W. Mann
April 19,1938 ~
September 09, 2019
Date of Service: September 16, 2019

William Voth
May 17, 1933 ~
September 11, 2019
Date of Service: September 16, 2019

Betty Inabnit
June 7, 1937 ~
September 13, 2019
Date of Service: September 20, 2019

Ann Louise Schaefer
December 17, 1944 ~
September 10, 2019

Edmund Caracciolo
October 17, 1928 ~
September 06, 2019

Walter Ronald Gee
March 3, 1941 ~
September 05, 2019

Carolyn Gaub
November 03, 1956 ~
September 04, 2019

John Orndorff
February 20, 1931 ~
August 28, 2019

John Celander
July 15, 1955 ~
August 27, 2019

Theodore Kelley
October 14, 1926 ~
August 24, 2019


Charlene Reid

February 19, 1955 ~ May 13, 2019

Service: May 22, 2019 2:00 P.M.
   Location: Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service

On February 19, 1955, the world was gifted a bright and feisty little lady.  Charlene Reid was born in Billings, Montana to Larry Reid and Gloria Minne.  As a youngster, Charlene moved around, living in Warm Springs and Boulder until she found her forever home in Bozeman, Montana.  She joined Reach Incorporated in February 1977, living in a group home and working at the Reach work center for 42 years.

She was a lover of all things pink and was drawn to anything that had to do with horses.  Charlene’s affinity for the color pink gave her the nickname that many knew her by, “Pinky”.    She loved to laugh and making the people around her laugh was one of her favorite pastimes.  Her signature move was pretending to lean in to kiss your cheek but all the while she was planning to lick your face.  Another way Charlene loved to spend her time was drinking a “blue pop” and eating a Three Musketeers.  She could often be heard talking about getting a “cookie, pop” from her favorite store. 

Charlene took great pride in her independence and she worked diligently to complete as many daily tasks on her own as she could.  Her spunk and determination to have things ‘her’ way won the hearts of many.  Her sister, Kim, was able to provide comfort to Charlene in her final days by visiting her at her home in Bozeman.  Charlene “Pinky” will be greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know her.

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, and her best friend, Kimmy Allen.

Survivors include her sisters, Tracy Olson and Kim Jast; brother, CJ Reid; and her extended Reach family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 22 at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.  All are encouraged to wear pink.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Reach Inc., 322 Gallatin Park Dr., Bozeman, MT  59715.

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