Lucy graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communication. She married Dr. George Reed upon graduation and followed him around the world during his 27-year military career as a United States Army Officer. Lucy's varied career path includes positions such as: dance teacher, preschool teacher, and a religious education coordinator.
Despite her experience in the professional world, Lucy believes that her most important job has been to provide stability for her three children and her husband during the nomadic period of their lives together as a family. During Dr. Reed's tour of duty, a posting from 1980 - 1983 at Fort Carson exposed the Reed family to Colorado Springs and they returned here in July 2016 to settle down. Lucy's hobbies include shopping, reading, and cooking.