Funeral services for Dale Elizabeth Reed will be broadcast via Facebook Live on Thursday, July 15, 2021 beginning at 10:50 am MDT. If viewing this broadcast from a mobile device, the Facebook App is required. If you are viewing this broadcast on a desktop computer, a Facebook account is not required. To watch this service, please click on the link below.\r\n\r\n Click HERE to view Funeral Services for Dale Elizabeth Reed\r\n\r\nAt the age of 97, on July 8, 2021, Dale chose to join her sweetheart, Mack Reed, in heaven. Born in Plainview, Texas, on September 7, 1923 to her parents, Virgil Benton and Vida Elizabeth Drummond Rogers, she spent most of her years living in El Paso, Texas. There she met and married Mack, spending 73 years with him surrounded by love.\r\n\r\nHer life was characterized by a strong work ethic, high moral values, and love for her family. She graduated from Austin High School where she lettered in tennis. After high school she went to work for the telephone company – a choice that would follow her as she moved around the country with her husband while he went through training before the war; until moving to Battle Creek, MI where she worked for Kellogg’s. When he shipped overseas, she returned home, riding the train standing up most of the way, even though expecting their first child.\r\n\r\nGuiding her children was paramount, and she was always willing to provide opportunities for learning through participation in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, music, religion, and sports. A staunch believer in the value of education, she eventually was able to attend Texas Western College (UTEP) where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She was the first member of the family to graduate from college. Finally equipped to pursue her lifelong dream, she embarked on a career teaching elementary school children. Most of the time she could be found in her third-grade class at MacArthur Elementary – where she was honored to be named Teacher of the Year for the 1976-77 school year. She taught for twenty- five years. While teaching she also joined Alpha Delta Kappa, a teacher’s sorority which worked towards establishing a professional fellowship dedicated to high standards in education. Not content to simply be a member, she also served as President for three terms as well as co-chairing the State Convention when it was held in El Paso. In 1982, she was honored as an outstanding teacher by ADK at the Founder’s Day luncheon.\r\n\r\nShaped by a life of growing up during the Great Depression and World War II, she learned to be frugal – reluctant to discard anything that might be used again. Rest assured that if you were one of her students and you ever wrote her a note or gave her a gift, she still possessed them and valued them throughout the rest of her life. She loved her students and took pride in their successes as adults – firmly holding on to her small piece of contributing to their success.\r\n\r\nShe was also a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in El Paso and believed that she would spend eternity with her Lord and Savior. In addition to her career and sorority, she spent many hours working on community projects with her church friends.\r\n\r\nSurvived by children, Virgil (Sherry) Reed and Barbara Pearce Holdcroft; grandchildren, Carey (Mike) Pellock, Preston Pearce, Eric Reed and Stephanie Reed; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Christopher, Miya, Sophia Pearce and Reed Pellock, all of whom will miss her very much!\r\n\r\nOur thanks to the staff of Legacy Retirement Residence and Anthology of South Jordan (formerly The Sheridan Assisted Living) for their love and caring these past few years. Funeral service to be held Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park Chapel, 17111 S Camp Williams Rd, Bluffdale, UT, 84065 with graveside service to follow.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dale Elizabeth Reed Memorial account #9120825 at America First Credit Union (routing #324377516). The proceeds will be used to establish a scholarship fund in her name through the El Paso Independent School District, so that she might continue to help students achieve their lifetime goals through education.