Monday, September 26, 2022

Joyce C. Reed

| September 1, 2022 12:00 AM

Joyce C. Reed, age 93 of Kalispell, died on Aug. 6, 2022 at Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation. Joyce was born in 1929 in Lima.

She and brother Jack were raised by parents Alma and Alice (Dowell) Clark. She graduated from Missoula County High School (now Hellgate) and the University of Montana with a BA in art.

She married Harry Koski and they had two children, Steven and Pamela.

After her divorce from Harry, she was reacquainted with high school friend Dallas Reed. They married in 1962 and moved to Pocatello, Idaho. In 1965 daughter Allison was born. As Dallas was a sociology professor the family moved to Las Vegas in 1970 so he could teach at UNLV.

Most of her work life involved creating art in one fashion or another. Her early career involved teaching art at different student levels. She then worked for the Las Vegas Review Journal newspaper in the advertising art department. For a few years she also did advertising layout for private clients.

When she stopped working, she joined the Las Vegas Art Museum and was able to spend more time painting in acrylics. Dallas loved photography and she loved to paint from his photos.

When they retired to Polson in 1994 to the home they built, they joined the Sandpiper Gallery. After Dallas died in 1998 Allison moved to Polson to live with Joyce.

In 2005 they both moved to Kalispell. She joined the Epworth United Methodist Church and made friends in a UM Women’s group. At this time, she started painting portraits and did quite a few portraits on commission. She had the eye to see how a person’s face fit together. Joyce is a signature member of the Montana Watercolor Society. She also loved to read fiction; she especially English mysteries.

Joyce was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband Dallas and her two eldest children Steven and Pamela. She is survived by her, daughter Allison Reed of Kalispell MT, brother Jack Clark of Missoula, five grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

No service is planned. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory caring for the family.

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