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Rosalind “Kay” Reed Memorial
Rosalind “Kay” Reed Memorial

Rosalind “Kay” Reed

Rosalind “Kay” Reed

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Video of Kay’s service


Rosalind “Kay” Reed, age 70, of Burlington, Washington, passed away July 14, 2021.  She was born January 28,1951 in Franklin, North Carolina to Odell and Margie (Anderson) Guffie.

Kay grew up upriver, she was a cheerleader for Sedro-Woolley High School and was homecoming queen in 1969.  She worked as a nurse for several years before marrying John and starting a family.  After her children were grown, she also worked at Rallye Auto with her family for over 30 years.  She loved to cook for everyone, she made the best biscuits and gravy and fried apple pies in the world.  Her sense of humor was contagious, she loved to joke and spent a lot of time laughing at herself and all the funny things she did.  Her family loved to tease her.  They would often heckle her about being caught at the casino or being a ‘celebrity’ at the frozen yogurt shop.  She’s loved to brag about her children and grandchildren, those who saw it first hand probably remember all the pictures.  She loved her family and friends; she was known for putting others needs before her own and had a lot of close friends.  She was one of the founding members of the NW Missionary Baptist Church in Hamilton and played a mean piano back in the day.  Her faith in God wasn’t something she had to talk about, it was something she lived.  She enjoyed being a grandma more than anything.  She was the best sister, daughter, daughter in-law, mother in-law, sister in-law, aunt, cousin, friend, MOTHER and GRAMMY anyone could ask for.  She will be missed dearly by everyone that ever had the pleasure of meeting her.

Kay is survived by her children, David and his wife, Leanna Reed, of Redmond, WA and Deanna Estes of Lyman, WA; grandchildren, Riley Hoyle, John Reed, Farrah Lynn Estes and Emmett Reed; brothers, Doyle and his wife, Mary Guffie of Burlington and Dale and his wife, Debbie Guffie of Birdsview, WA; sister in law, Gail and her husband, Pete Nichols of Lyman; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Odell and Margie Guffie and husband, John Reed; sister, Gloria Guffie.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, followed by the Committal Service at Hamilton Cemetery, with Pastor Harold Thornbrough presiding. Memorial contributions are suggested to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, or Hospice of the Northwest.  Please share your memories and sign the online guest register.


  • Karen McCormack

    One of my very favorite customers from the Flower shop in Woolley. Loved talking to her and taking care of her floral needs. She was a sweet soul. I’m so very sorry to hear of her passing. RIP dear sweet Kay. I miss those days at the flower shop talking to you. What a lovely, sweet woman.

  • Cyndi Wilcox Walters

    I will always remember you. I will always miss you. I feel so blessed to be one of your friends. You lifted me up every single time we talked.
    Beautiful wonderful Kay. I love you always.

  • Randy and Debbi Queen

    Attended your mom‘s funeral today virtually online. Wish we could have been there. It was a beautiful tribute to your mom. Your mom was a beautiful person inside and out. I will never forget your mom, she gave me her recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies 40 some years ago and every time I make them I think of her so fondly. They are my family‘s favorite. God bless and keep you all at this trying time in your life. Just know you have your own personal guardian angel watching over all of you. She was an angel here on earth, now she is an angel in heaven. A most beautiful angel.❤️❤️

  • Zilla Hay

    Warm, welcoming, kind and compassionate. That’s who you were. Even when I met you for the first time, it seemed as though I had known you forever. We had many great times together when I visited the US and when you came to Trinidad. Your sense of humour and contagious laughter made our visits such a joy. We had many adventures and memorable experiences over the years, some of which stemmed from a few acts of kindness on your part that didn’t go as planned but you would find the humour in them, in the way that only you could. You were loved by all the families and friends you met here in Trinidad and you checked in regularly to find out how everyone was coming along. You loved your own family deeply, especially your grandkids, who I know will miss you just as deeply. Kay you are one of my dearest friends and I thank God for bringing us together from seas apart. I have been truly blessed to have had a friend like you and I thank God for you. I will miss you more than words can say.

  • Gennie Cook-Petersen

    Kay always had a smile on her face. It would make my day if I happened to run into her in town. A friend to all that had the privilege of meeting her. She will be missed, but not forgotten. My deepest sympathies to her family.

  • Naomi Burns

    I didn’t know Kay long but once my husband started to work for her brother she welcomed not only my husband but me into the family. The first year we moved to Washington and Joe started to work at Rallye they invited us to their family Thanksgiving. From that time forward we were apart of her family. Once I became pregnant and Joe told his work I think she was more excited then Joe and I. She got him a blanket and an outfit and a couple toys as well and after he was born she got him a couple more toys. I wish she was able to meet Eli before she passed I know she would have loved him like he was her own grandchild. I wish I was able to get to know her more but the short time I did know her she was family. She will be greatly missed.

  • The Cummings Family

    Kay was so beautiful inside and out, she had such a contagious laugh. The few times Jake and I were there with her, she was always in for whatever shenanigans we had going – laughing at the stories. She was so proud of her family! She will be forever missed. All our love to the entire family. Big hugs today!

  • Liz Marrs

    I loved our friendship. You always knew how to “Live-Laugh-Love”❤️ Saying goodbye this soon seems wrong! So I’ll say to you I love you, and know you are with me always.

  • Kelli Chase

    I’m thinking of the family and sending all my love. Kay was the most loving, sincere, caring, funny woman I know. Always joking and laughing. She will be greatly missed.

  • Dave and Nancy McLaughlin

    Sorry to hear of Kay’s passing, she was a very special person. We have known her since high school. We enjoyed the banter with Scott and Dave through social media. She always had a comment on something they were doing to tease her or someone else. She could turn things around on them, but kept involved in what they were doing.
    Like all of the Guffies, she was an asset to her family, friends and community, and will be sorely missed.

  • Dave and Nancy McLaughlin

    Sorry to hear of Kay’s passing, she was a very special person. We have known her since high school. The thing we enjoyed the most was her banter with Scott and Dave through social media. She always had a comment on something that they were doing to tease her or someone else. She could turn things around on them, but kept involved in what they were doing to the end.
    Like all of the Guffies she was an asset to her family, friends and community and will be sorely missed.

  • The Johnsons

    What is this world going to do without you Kay.
    We are honored to have known you!

  • Pamela Aldridge & Family

    We will never forget you, your sweet smile and the love you showed us over the years meant so very much to us. You nick named the boys your little “Chick Magnets” lol. They would laugh. They loved to ride their bikes over the creek and through the woods to come visit you and just say hi. We have had many good laughs together and dealt with loss and sorrow. You are one of the truly good people and you have touched so many lives in a positive way. You will be missed greatly, by many, and forever loved.
    Hugs and prayers to those you left behind, till we all meet again. xoxo

  • Gaye Ashbach and Uncle Dave

    I know that you are in a more beautiful place than we can ever imagine because I know who you belonged to. Your beautiful gift from. God was love of others. You had a genuine interest in all others. You put others before yourself always. I’ve known since we were children that you had a special kind of strength that few people do.When you were hurting in any way, you seldom let others know. If anyone hurt someone close to you, your temper would flare in their defense.You earned the nickname “stormcloud” while Gloria earned ‘sunshine’ You were one of the. funniest people I’ve ever known. You always turned the humor on yourself, making everyone just love you more, taking away sorrow or pain or problms with you wonderful smile and your understanding. You were my. first BFF, when we payed house with chipped china dishes and apple boses for doll beds and chased Gloria to keep her from hiding from us. So many wonderful memories.You laughed as you told others the stories of our childhood and introduced me as your sister that others hadnt met before. I felt like I knew your entire family well since you spent a long part of your calls bragging about how perfect they are , I love them just knowing that they are yours. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family , David, Deanna, Doyle, Dale and their familes. I love you so. I’ll be seeing you.

  • Sarah Conti

    Heaven is receiving the most radiant smiles ❤️ Kay, you were a wonderful person who’s smile lit up every room you entered. Your smile is just contagious ❤️ Your heart was so big, you and your infectious love for your family and those around you will be greatly missed. I will never forget the watching the kids at the VECA Christmas party with you, your patience was one of a kind ❤️ The Conti’s loved you dearly, Kay 💕👼

  • Bruce & Tara Mackenzie

    I first met Kay in Trinidad when she flew in for Dave and Leanna’s wedding … I was struck by how much she immediately and effortlessly connected with all of the Trinis and was happy and ready with a laugh pretty much any time. She had this ability to make anyone feel ‘at ease’ and she loved to tell a story or two about her children which is generally good teasing ammo!! She is and was unforgettable and I can always hear her laugh in my mind – thank you Kay for sharing yourself with us and we miss you and love you.

  • Tristan Hay

    Kay, our short time spent together will forever stay with me. I know that you are with the Lord now and it will be a great day when we are all united in Jesus’ name. I will continue to miss you but I will dwell not on sad thoughts but of the fun times we had together, though brief. Thanks for being a wonderful mother and grand mother and sister to my entire family. With love. Tristan

  • Claudina Valcarlos

    Dear Kay, when I met you, I saw your kindness and good heart. Your smile warm the whole room and your sense of humor made everyone so comfortable.
    Thank you Leanna for being my friend so I could met an awesome person like her!
    Sending you prayers to all your family!
    Rest In Peace!

  • Larki

    I am so sorry to hear of Kay’s passing, she was a very nice lady and so loved. A loss for a wonderful family, I love you all and send my deepest sympathy.

  • Bruce Bryson

    I have never seen Kay without a smile; a smile that radiated and filled the space around her. This world is not as light without her but her light now shines in heaven. We must remember;
    “…the Rose grows beyond the wall…”

  • TONYA Whitlock

    My sweet aunt Kay…. God blessed me with you not only as family but one of my best friends. I could tell you everything, only problem was I had to stand in line, you were the camp counselor of Rallye Auto, we thought we were selling cars but really everyone came to see you. TIME was something you gave to everyone and its was the greatest gift ever. You filled my days with laughter and our memories will live with me until we meet again. I couldn’t think of a better way to leave this world than holding the hands of my wonderful kids on this side and Jesus on the other. You were the ultimate prayer warrior and I will never forget your favorite verse you reminded me of always, Psalms 46:10″Be Still and know that I am God” My love to all my family. Davy. Deanna and Leanna you made your mom so proud, the love and honor you always gave her was so admirable and of course Riley, John, Farrah and Emmett were the ultimate joy of Grammy Kay. To a life well lived….Beautiful Kay!!!I
    I love you always.

  • Annette Medford

    My husband Ron Medford always said he thought she was the hottest girl in the valley. I always told her that she would turn bright red. She was just as beautiful inside. She was so loved . She will be missed God bless the family.

  • Becky Hoyt

    Kay had a kind heart and soul she was a very special lady. She will always be missed and heaven just got another angle. Her smile was so beautiful as she was as well. I will miss you Kay.

  • Alma

    Kay was one of those special people that had a true … heart of gold. My prayers go out to her family and friends for their loss. “Class of 1969”
    Love your cousin,
    Alma Ramey

  • Claudia Marlow

    My darlin Kay, you will be missed my sweet friend. I will never forget your kindness through out our school years and after. We shared many words and tears together talking about our loss of our spouses, you were such a comfort to me and sending me flowers offering your love, up lifted me in a way no one could ever know unless, you been through such a loss. RIP Kay I know that you are with our Lord and with the family I know that you have missed. Always will remember you. Claudia

  • Kacy Johnson

    First met Kay in the bleachers at a high school wrestling match. Then always as smiling face coming through the front door of our floral shop. She ordered many arrangements for her sister, Gloria. Always sweet, with just a little spice!!

  • Marisa Schwabe

    Love you Kay…always
    Thankful I will see you again!
    Heaven got one of the best ones
    Xo- Keyrissa

  • Teresa

    Kay sincere, gracious, funny, fun-loving, joyful, beautiful, down to earth mother, grandmother, sister and friend. It was a blessing to have known Kay. She is in heaven and without pain for that I am thankful. She has wonderful children and grandchildren that will never forget her or the life she led. ♥️♥️♥️

  • Caryn Queen

    Kay was a shining light and it was an honor to know her. All my love to her amazing family. Davy and Deanna, your mom meant so much to so many, including me. I am so sorry. ❤️

  • Alice Sitton

    Thinking of all of Kay’s family so sorry to hear of her passing, I seen her in the store not long ago so positive with her beautiful smile, all of you be comforted to know she is with her precious Mother. Love and prayers

  • Donna Dewey

    Kay … You were so special, so special to me in so many ways. There was truly no one like you. You loved your family & friends, but most of all you loved our Dear Lord… He was such a big part of your life. I feel honored to call you my friend . I am going to miss you and I hold so many memories in my heart … I love you “ My Hero”

  • Sally Straathof

    Kay was a wonderful friend and always a true joy to be around! Our times together will be part of my memories of her forever. I love you Kay, RIP my friend. You will be missed. 💔🥰

  • Peg Guffie

    I feel honored and blessed to have been a part of Kay’s family. We shared so many fun times that I treasure my thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She will be surely missed.