Joan M. Reid, 80

Taught in city, Kent Co.

August 20, 2008|By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN

Joan M. Reid, a retired educator and avid traveler, died of cancer Aug. 11 at her Owings Mills home. She was 80.

Joan Mullikin was born in Boston and raised in Easton and Havre de Grace, where she graduated from Havre de Grace High School in 1945.

After earning her bachelor's degree in 1949 from what was then Salisbury State Teachers College, she taught fourth grade for a year in Aberdeen.

From 1950 to 1962, she taught in Baltimore public schools; she later taught special education in Kent County public schools from 1978 until her retirement in 1989.

In 1971, Mrs. Reid received a master's degree from George Washington University.

The former Westminster resident had lived in Owings Mills since 2000, and enjoyed gardening, knitting, listening to classical music and using her computer.

She also had taken trips to Scandinavia and the British Isles.

"These were journeys on which she made lasting friendships," said a son, Joseph E. Reid of Yonkers, N.Y.

Graveside services will be held at noon today at Spring Hill Cemetery, 123 North St., Easton.

Also surviving are another son, John W. Reid of Ellicott City; two brothers, John Mullikin of Cambridge and Phillip Mullikin of Manchester; two sisters, Sara Porter of Midway, Ky., and Susan Mullikin of Abingdon; and two grandchildren. Her marriage to Neel W. Reid ended in divorce.

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