Panpee "Bee" Reed, 74, of Lake Forest, CA passed away peacefully on September 17, 2021. Bee was born on June 4, 1947 to Mon and Choo Nasamdaeng in Nong Han, Thailand a small village outside of Udon Thani, Thailand. Bee's family farmed Jasmine rice in their tiny village. This is where Bee learned to farm with her large family of 13 brothers and sisters. The United States Air Force stationed their soldiers nearby in the town of Udon Thani, at the Udorn Air Force Base. This is where Bee and Jim Reed met in 1972 while he was stationed there during the Vietnam War. They fell in love and wed in 1973. They had their first born daughter Cindy in 1974. They moved to the United States to the suburbs of Chicago that same year where Bee thrived in her new life. She eventually was sworn in as a United States citizen which made her and her whole family so proud. In 1976 they had their second child, a son, James Reed Jr. She dedicated her life to being a loving, sweet, generous, and nurturing wife and mother. Bee had a special ability for making people smile and laugh. She was welcomed into James' large family of nine brothers and sisters and their spouses, supporting them through the many passions and difficulties of their lives. She could always be counted on to comfort the family with her famous sticky rice, Thai beef jerky or her special egg rolls. Bee's selflessness and dedication to supporting her family was always her priority. A dedicated daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Those who knew her were always impacted by her warmth and kindness, and if she was given the opportunity she would be in her kitchen making comforting Thai dishes for her family, friends or anyone she thought could benefit from her special style of love. She loved camping, fishing, taking road trips and family vacations. She enjoyed watching her kids and grandkids play in sports and participate in plays and concerts. Being present and supporting her grandkids at their events was incredibly important to her as she had a special bond with each of them. These were the moments she lived for. She was also known for playing cards, going on boating and beach trips with the family, creating giant holiday feasts, visiting with friends, dice games, dancing, watching movies, long walks and playing with her grand dogs. She loved sleepovers at her daughter’s house where you would find her laughing until she cried, listening to music or watching old westerns. She loved old westerns. There is no doubt her biggest passion was her family. She was blessed with having two very large loving families, one here in the United States and one back in Thailand. She is survived by her husband James, her children, Cindy and Jim and their families as well as a countless family members both in the US and Thailand. This is what she lived for and who brought her so much joy. We will miss her greatly. Heaven has gained the most beautiful angel who we know will continue to shine her light on us. The family requests that in lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the "Bee loved Farm" fund which will go to create a sustainable farm and monument in her honor which will feed and support her family and village in Thailand. Reach out to the family for more information about donating. There will be a celebration of life at The Ranch at Laguna Beach on Sunday, October 3 from 11a-3pm.