Grace Alice Bedell Reid Cross, age 82, of North East, Pa., died Tuesday April 10, 2012 at her residence.
She was born in Mayville on June 21, 1929 to the late Ivan and Alice Rathban Bedell.
Grace was a cook at various restaurants including the Starlight Diner. She was a member of the Fish and Game Club and the Loyal Order of Moose No. 118 in Westfield. Grace loved to cook, enjoyed fishing, loved animals, generously gave to people and was loved dearly by all.
Grace Alice Bedell Reid Cross
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Edwin C. Reid; second husband, Thomas A. Cross; son, Glenwood Reid; and sister, Ethel Palmer.
Grace is survived by her children, Charles E. Reid and wife Debbie of Portland; Rodger I. Reid and wife Jessie of Sherman; Lynda L. Beebe and husband Don of Westfield; Roy R. Reid of North East; Arthur J. Reid of New York; William W. Reid and wife Debbie of Ripley; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends and family were invited to the Fish and Game Club on Ogden Road in Westfield on Saturday, April 14 from noon to 4 p.m., for a memorial luncheon. A memorial picnic will be arranged at "the pond" later in the summer. Memorials may be made to the Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428 or The Humane Society of Northwestern PA, 2507 Zimmerly Road, Erie, PA 16506. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home 65 South Lake St. North East.