Beatrice Irene (Lantz) Reid

Beatrice Reid


Reid, BeaticeBeatrice Irene (Lantz) Reid went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 3, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family and many fellow workers.

She was born October 21, 1930, in Abilene, KS. She was raised in Coyle, OK, where she met and married Ed Reid, Jr. From this union she had three daughters and one son who were raised in Edmond and sent through the Edmond school system.

As a long time resident of Edmond, Bea was always involved in the food service sector. In the 1960’s she owned and operated a local delicatessen. Later on she would begin her career with the Edmond Public School System as a food service worker, where up until her death, she was a dedicated worker for 46 yrs. at Edmond Memorial High School. So dedicated in fact that after moving to Piedmont 10 years ago, she would still commute into Edmond to work at her beloved job. She immensely enjoyed serving the many hundreds of kids that came through the serving line over the years, looking upon each as if they were her own child.

Among the many positive traits that Bea had, the most endearing one was the fact that she never met a stranger. Once you met Bea you were her friend for life. She will never be replaced and will be sorely missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ed in 2011, and is survived by her four children, Connie Norman, Ed Reid III (Bud), Jean Williams, and Sharon Hiner; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Services are Saturday, Nov. 8, 2:00 p.m., at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond. Graveside service to follow.


In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the:

Beatrice Reid

Memorial Student Lunch Account

Memorial High School

Attn:  Cafeteria    1000 E. 15th Street

Edmond, OK   73013

Checks Payable to:  Memorial High School Cafeteria

Beatrice Reid Lunch Account Fund

7 thoughts on “Beatrice Irene (Lantz) Reid”

  1. Rusty and Jeannie Parrish

    Bea was such a sweet woman and she always treated us with love and kindness. She will surely be missed

  2. Carolyn Hbben Taylor

    A wonderful friend and co- worker. She will be missed by all. But God only takes the fairest roses for his garden. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  3. We enjoyed getting to know Bea the last time we visited Oklahoma. She made us feel so welcome, like we had known her for years. She was a very special person, and her dedication to her work at Edmond Memorial High School was inspirational.
    Love and prayers to her family and friends.

  4. Bea was one of the best. She took good care of me when I was a skinny young teacher at Will Rogers Elementary and was wonderful to my husband while he was teaching at Memorial. The world needs more people with hearts full of love like Bea had. She will be missed by so many.

    Byron and Chris Graham

  5. Sharon Hiner

    Mother, you did so much for your children, grand children, & great grand children, and anyone who needed help. I will miss our daily phone calls, who cares if we talked a 100 times a day! My heart hurts so much, such a empty space. I love you so much. I know you are at peace and with Daddy. I know both of you will look upon me from time to time. May all your Great traits will find me and I can pass it along to my grand children.
    Love You, Sharon

  6. Jean Williams

    From your loving daughter, I still cant believe you left, we just talked with in a few hours. I thought you would still be here for a few more years. Love you Always, wish this was a bad dream

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