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Joanne (Dobson) Reed

October 4, 1930 — September 3, 2022

Tulsa, OK

Joanne (Dobson) Reed

Joanne (Dobson) Reed, 91, of Tulsa, OK was born October 4, 1930, in Sperry, OK, to William Joseph and Fern Roberta (Armstrong) Dobson. She passed away September 3, 2022, in Tulsa, OK.

Joanne retired after many years as an Administrative Assistant for Elk City United Methodist Church and Wayside Chapel in Sedona, AZ. Joanne was involved in the church choir and community theater in Elk City. Later on, she became involved in nature photography and nature education in Sedona, AZ with her husband, Ray and was also a guide for Red Rock State Park in Sedona, AZ. Joanne traveled the world photographing all kinds of wildlife and won several awards for her work. 

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Mockley and partner, Robert St. George; granddaughter, Ryan Caruthers and husband, Jimmy; great-grandson, Ward Caruthers; sister, Karol Perigo; stepchildren; Tom Reed, Linda Reed, and Cheryl Nicholson; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Reed; parents, William and Fern Dobson; sister Maxine Rardin; brother, Bill Dobson; and several other siblings.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

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