Beverly V. (Reed) Lytle

Beverly V. (Reed) Lytle of Elma and a lifelong Grays Harbor resident passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Capital Medical Center in Olympia. She was 79 years old. Beverly was born July 12, 1933, in Matlock to Clinton and Julia (Erickson) Reed.

Beverly was a dedicated home maker and although a true matriarch she always put others before herself. She was formerly a member of the Assembly of God Church in Amanda Park and attended the First Baptist Church of Elma where she was active in the Mary Martha Circle. She loved crafts especially sewing and quilting. She also enjoyed travelling and gardening. Beverly was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed.

Beverly is survived by her children, Juanita Carballo of Chehalis, Steven (Kathy) Groat of Central Park, Patti Johnson of Centralia, David Groat of Chehalis and Tammy Douglass of Hanford, Calif. She is also survived by brothers, Gene Reed of Aberdeen, Ernie Reed of Centralia and Harley Reed of Chehalis; sisters, Vivian Busse of Naselle and Judy Torpa of Aberdeen; her special friend, Raymond Stevens of Elma; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Lytle; son, James Groat; daughter, Jeannie Roberts; grandson, Christopher Sharp; and brothers, Gerald, Robert and Ralph Reed.

A graveside service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Oddfellows Cemetery in Elma.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma.