Lyla Reed, 76, went home to be with the Lord on September 11, 2010. She was born April 11, 1934, to Keith and Myrtle Kinney.

She had an amazing life. She played the accordion as a child, taught accordion lessons and played in a city band. She loved to draw as a child and went on to paint oil paintings. Lyla and her husband, Bill, loved to race sports cars in time trials where she won several first place trophies.

Lyla and her family loved to fly gliders and belonged to the Orange County Soaring Association, where she was the first woman to solo and get her pilots license.

She was a wonderful quilter and loved to make comfort quilts with her quilting group at her church. Most of all, Lyla was an amazing mom and she will be greatly missed.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010, at the Ruch Community Bible Church. Arrangements are being handled by Litwiller Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, OR.