When Darlene Mardell Reed was born on 19 May 1925, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Leslie Lee Reed, was 29 and her mother, Bessie Viola McGee, was 22. She married Dr. Carl Leonard Horton on 31 March 1946, in Hernando, DeSoto, Mississippi, United States. She died on 23 October 2007, in Oakland, Burt, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Burt, Nebraska, United States.
English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.
English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .
English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.