Loxine "Loxie" M. Reed, 70, passed away March 10, 2013. She was born September 6, 1942 in Buffalo NY, the daughter of the late Bernard and Rita Weslar Loomis.
Loxie was raised and educated in the Elmira area, graduating from Elmira Free Academy. She went on to receive an Associates degree from Corning Community
College and attended Elmira College earning a Bachelors degree in 1985. Loxie worked for Aetna and for IBM while in Elmira, and in 1990 she moved to the Los Angeles area. There, she worked for Scantron, and in 2006 she returned to Central New York, residing in Cortland.
In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, her specialty was growing tomatoes. She also spent time sewing, skiing, doing ceramics, cooking and had a lifelong love for animals. She loved spending time with friends and going out to lunch, and she loved chatting with anyone she met. Above all else, she cherished all of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters Melissa (Raul) Aguilar of Huntington Beach CA,Shelly (Keith) Van Gorder of Cortland NY, her sons James (Uma) Reed, Buena Park CA., and Michael Reed, Chula Vista, CA, stepmother Loretta Loomis of Elmira NY, her brothers Bernard (Kerri) Loomis Jr. of Henderson, NV, Tom (Ellen) Loomis of Clemens, NC, six grandchildren Zachary, Jacob, Chloe, Nathan, Maile, and Tiare.
A calling hour will be held Saturday at 11:00, followed by a memorial service that will begin at noon at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave.,
Cortland NY, 13045.
Contributions may be made to the Cortland County SPCA, or the Alzheimers Assoc., 441 Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse NY, 13204. To offer online condolences visit www.wright-beard.com
Our sympathies to the Van Gorder, Azuilar, Reed and Loomis Families. Thinking of you. Sandy and Tim Lynch
Dear Bernie & Family I am so sorry for you all. I loved Loxine so much spending lots of time growing up with her on the next street from Thurston to Warren. God Bless you All. she was a wonderful girl and I will always remember her in Elmira. Joan Benjamin Zahorian
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May the Lord give you comfort during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. With heartfelt sympathy, John and Sandy Walsh
To the Reed family: From old friends dating all the way back to high school,our thoughts and prayers are with you. Loxine, your mother, was a "special" person. With sincere sympathy, Jan and Jerry Altilio