June 23, 1914-Jan. 10, 2007

HERMISTON - Fred M. Reeves, a former Hermiston postmaster, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at his home. He was 92.

A private family graveside service with military honors will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Hermiston Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Hermiston. Disposition was by cremation.

Mr. Reeves was born June 23, 1914, in Hermiston, to Joseph A. and Annie McGill Reeves.

He attended school in Hermiston where he played football. He remained an avid sports fan all his life.

He received a football scholarship to Pacific University and was a member of the Gamma Sigma fraternity.

Mr. Reeves served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He married Nan Dees on July 23, 1943, in Moss Point, Miss.

Mr. Reeves had 35 years of government service. He was a rural mail carrier from 1952-1965 and served as the Hermiston postmaster from 1965-1976.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

His hobbies included gardening, hunting, fishing and traveling with friends. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge, where his favorite hobby was playing pinochle with his friends each Thursday afternoon.

He is survived by his wife; daughters Fran Fife and Cindy Goller, both of Pendleton; sons Fred Reeves Jr. of Vancouver, Wash., and Barry Reeves of Hermiston; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Edith Spencer and Nell Morgan; and brother Jack Reeves.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the Vange John Memorial Hospice.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.


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