The Heavens became a little brighter May 14, 2013. Howard Kent Reed departed this world to his Heavenly Home. Kent was born in Vernon, Texas, April 20, 1931, to James Curtis Reed and Verma Rook Reed. He lived in Walters, Okla., Eunice, Hobbs, and Denver City, Texas.
After graduating from Denver City High School in 1949, Kent entered Eastern New Mexico University studying instrumental music education. He was drafted into the Army in 1952 and played tuba in the Army Band stationed in Stuttgart and Nuremberg, Germany. He returned to Eastern and completed his degree in 1956. While there, he participated in the Concert Choir, Barbershop Quartet, and Concert and Marching bands.
On March 29, 1956, he married the love of his life Paula Fern Cox. He taught band in Causey, Dora, Marshall Junior High in Clovis, and Fort Sumner. He and Paula moved to Roswell, where he taught at Yucca, Sierra, and Berrendo Middle, and numerous elementary schools. He retired in 1991.
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