Carol Joan Patterson Reed, left this world the way she lived in it, with peace, grace and dignity, surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, May 7, 2015.Born May 11, 1931, in Aliquippa, to the late Thomas Patterson and Janet Short Yardic, she married Richard Reed in 1952, and they settled in Monaca, where they raised their three daughters, Karen, Denise and Terri. Many laughter-filled memories were made on Fourth Street.Carol was the greatest ‘Nan’ any grandchild could dream to have. She was cherished by her seven grandchildren and had a unique relationship with each one. She was blessed to know all eight great-grandchildren.She leaves behind three siblings, Tom (Pat) Patterson, Jacqueline Konarski and Rick (Sue) Yardic, three (Reed) sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, all who adored her.Carol will be remembered for her quick, smart wit, which she had until the very end. She was loved by everyone. She never met a stranger and seemed to know everyone! Carol loved Jeopardy!, crosswords, country music, gardening and Pittsburgh sports, especially the Pirates. She was a talented crafter, and she was happiest taking road trips and travelling.Her beautiful soul joins her husband, Richard; her mother; father; step-father, Steve Yardic; sisters Linda and Janet, and baby grandson, Rohn Edward.Per Carol’s wishes there will be no viewing. A memorial is planned for late summer.The family thanks everyone involved in caring and supporting Carol through the past two years.Contributions may be sent in Carol’s memory to the Breast Cancer Fund, 1388 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109.Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family of Carol Reed.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.