Geneva (Howard) Reeder died peacefully at home on August 19, 2014 of cancer. Had Geneva lived one more day, she would have died exactly 41 years after her husband (Johnny Reeder) had passed away. By her side was her “one and only” son (Terry W. Reeder) and her niece, Tanya.
Geneva was born May 2, 1936 in Japton, Arkansas and moved to Omak, Wash in the early 1940’s. Geneva married Johnny Reeder of Loomis, Wash. in 1955 and they had one child, Terry. Over the years, Geneva worked at Regal Fruit in Tonasket and drove the Tonasket Senior Citizens bus. She also managed several apartments in Tonasket and was the manager of the Hillside Apartments since 1994.
After her son joined the US Army in 1982, she enjoyed “going to auctions, yard sales, & buying antiques.” Geneva had an “extensive” collection of “stuff” before her death, which she so “graciously” left to her “one and only” son to manage.
Geneva is survived by her son Terry & daughter-in-law Regina of El Paso, Texas; grand daughters Abigail, Haley, and Melody; grandson TJ; brothers James, Don, Ron and Mike Howard; great grand daughters Bella and Mia; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Geneva was preceded in death by her parents James and Mae, brother Marion Howard, sisters Norma Jean Townsend, Bernice Howard and Glenda Wells and her husband Johnny W. Reeder.
The family would like to thank hospice for their support during the last weeks of her life, especially Cory and Kayla.
A memorial service will be held August 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Tonasket Fraternal Order of Eagles.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.