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Fred James Reeves
04/01/1939 — 11/02/2022
From Richland, WA | Born in Denver, CO
Fred James Reeves
Fred J Reeves, 83, died peacefully November 2, 2022 at Guardian Angles Homes in Richland, WA. Fred was born April 1, 1939 in Denver, Colorado to Zedna Mae Reeves and John Harding.
In 1958 at age 19 he joined the United States Army where he became an Artillery Turret Repairman and an Armament Machinist. .He drove tanks in Germany, fixed radar systems and worked with the Hawk Missile System.
After 18 years of service he took early retirement. After retirement he became a Civil Servant with the United States Air Force, working with both the EF-111 and F-15 airplane programs. He served with the Air Force until 1985 when he again retired. After retiring (again) Fred taught English as a second language, was a substitute teacher and Family Historian. He held many positions with the church including Bishop, High Councilman and Home Teacher.
Including his parents Fred was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Carole Reeves.
Fred is survived by his daughter Kimberly Herron of Helix, Oregon and son David Reeves of Buckeye Arizona; as well as 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
The Class of ’57 of La Grande High School, La Grande, Oregon, wishes to express our sadness in Fred’s passing and extend our sincere condolences to Nancy, family and friends. Classmate Jeanette Doutre Tsiatsos remembers working five years at the local movie theater with Fred. “He was always a gentleman and a good friend. I miss him!”‘ As an usher and throughout his life, sweet and kind Fred J. Reeves was always shining light on others’ paths. We all miss him but look forward to the ” reunion!!” Thanks for making a difference, Fred. We love you.” The La Grande H.S. Class of ’57 per Marjorie Godfrey-Lane Smith, Nampa, ID
Reeves Family – our lives were touched by your parents. We knew Fred when he served at the Richland Family History Center. We appreciated his friendship and valuable service. Nancy was a friend and a support to our daughter that lived in their Ward. Their sweet faithful service was a blessing to us and many others. May your memories stay bright and bring you peace. Mikal and Janet McKinnon