Friends and family gather for their “guiding light”
A memorial service was held Thursday for a CU student that died last week.
Abigail Morgan Reed, 22, was killed in a car accident Feb. 2 on Highway 287.
Reed was involved in a minor accident, but as she pulled to the side of the road, a driver struck her in a sport utility vehicle, which did not see her because of the weather.
Thursday at noon family and friends of the deceased held a memorial at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.
“She was a guiding light,” said Charles Reed, Abigail’s father.
Reed, a junior integrative physiology and women’s studies major, lived in Brighton.
According to Charles Reed she was like the son he never had.
“She was a very active girl. She liked to snowboard, hike and was a shooter,” Charles Reed said. “She will be terribly missed.”
Reed worked for CU catering at the UMC. The UMC donated food and services in Reed’s honor.
Reed was an only child, but according to friend Mark Eret, a senior computer science and math major, friends always surrounded her.
“She was one of the brightest,” Eret said.
Many of Reed’s family, originally from Ohio, came to pay their respects. Family members showed pictures and talked about how Reed was smart, fun and most of all independent.
“That was one happy child but she was not a wallflower or a wilted flower,” said Johnette Reed, Reed’s aunt.
Another service will be held for Reed on Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Boulder.
Contributions to Reed’s family can be made to the CU Foundation for Women and Gender Studies.