Grace Alice Bedell Reid Cross, age 82, of North East, Pa., died Tuesday April 10, 2012 at her residence.
She was born in Mayville, NY on June 21, 1929 to the late Ivan and Alice Rathban Bedell.
Grace was a cook at various restaurants including the Starlight Diner.
She was a member of the Fish and Game Club and the Loyal Order of Moose #118 in Westfield, NY.
Grace loved to cook, enjoyed fishing, loved animals, generously gave to people and was loved dearly by all.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edwin C. Reid; second husband, Thomas A. Cross; son, Glenwood Reid; sister, Ethel Palmer.
Grace is survived by her children: Charles E. Reid and wife Debbie of Portland, Rodger I. Reid and wife Jessie of Sherman, Lynda L. Beebe and husband Don of Westfield, Roy R. Reid of North East, Arthur J. Reid of N.Y., William W. Reid and wife Debbie of Ripley; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends and family are invited to the Fish and Game Club, Ogden Road, Westfield, N.Y. on Saturday 12-4 for a memorial luncheon. A memorial picnic will be arranged at "the pond" later in the summer. Memorials may be made to the Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428 or The Humane Society of Northwestern PA, 2507 Zimmerly Road, Erie, PA 16506. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home 65 South Lake St., North East.