Beverley Reid

Obituary of Beverley P. Reid

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Beverley Pratt Reid, 91, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tues. Feb. 27, 2024. Born on Jan. 16, 1933, in Lake Placid, NY, she was a proud native and the daughter of Audrey and Gordon Pratt. Beverley graduated from Lake Placid Central School in 1950 and continued her education at Albany Business College in the Executive Secretary class of 1951, with high honors. She worked at Prudential Insurance Co. in 1952 in Albany, NY and transferred to the Long Beach CA. branch in 1953. She moved back to Lake Placid and worked at the Law Offices of Harold R. Solden. She married James E. "Bugo" Reid on Nov. 17, 1956. They built a family of seven children and Beverley continued to run a personal secretarial business while raising their family. When the youngest was in school Beverley began her twenty year plus career at Tri Lakes Electric. In 2001 Beverley was appointed the Lake Placid/Town of North Elba Historian where she helped answer questions for people from researchers, to helping someone put names to faces on their personal photographs. She retired from the Historian position in 2021, yet was answering historical questions up until last week! Family was everything to Beverley and she volunteered many hours at her children's sporting events for the Lake Placid Pee Wee Association. She was an active member of the Adirondack Community Church, serving as financial secretary for years. She was involved with numerous groups, from volunteer to serving on boards including the Lake Placid Memorial Hospital, LP Pee Wee Assoc., LP Alumni Assoc., LP Public Library, LP North Elba Historical Society, LP Beautification, LPCS Parent Teacher Assoc., and The Canadian Speedskating Club. She had many fond memories and was very proud of the volunteer work she did during the 1980 Winter Olympics. She was predeceased by her husband James E. "Bugo" Reid, her parents Audrey and Gordon Pratt, brother Gordon Pratt, half-brother Stanley Benham, half-sister Catherine Connor, son Bryan James Reid, and grandson Joshua Michael Reid. She is survived by children Brent Reid, Brenda (Stephen) Abbott, Bonny Reid, Brock (Jennifer) Reid, Bambi (Jason) Pedu, and Babs (Gordon) James. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren Amanda (Mike) Webb, Shannon (Weston) Wheeler, Taylor Reid, Austin Preston, Brooke Reid, James "Jaybird" Reid, Reid Pedu, and Braylin James. And her latest favorites, her great grandchildren Aiden, Asher, and Avery Webb and Lochlan and Remi Wheeler. And don't forget all of the "adopted" children. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 2:00pm at the Adirondack Community Church, Main Street, Lake Placid, NY. Rev. Derek H. Hansen, Pastor, will officiate. The M.B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid, NY is in charge of arrangements. Please visit to share a memory upload a photograph or leave condolences to be used in the memorial tribute book for the family to cherish. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that Beverley can be remembered through donations to the Lake Placid High School Alumni Association, Lake Placid Public Library, or the Lake Placid/North Elba Historical Society.
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Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Adirondack Community Church
2583 Main Street
Lake Placid, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

North Elba Cemetery
Old Military Rd
Lake Placid, New York, United States
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