Florene Yvonne Gregory Reeves was born on May 8, 1938, in Pawnee, Okla., to Frank Gregory and Pearl Tucker Marries, and was raised by Jack E. Altaffer and Alta Mae Tucker Altaffer.
She passed from this life on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at her home in Pawnee, Okla., having reached the age of 71 years, 11 months and 28 days.
She attended Pawnee Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1956.
On Aug. 4, 1954, she married George “Wes” Reeves in Pawnee in the living room of Alta and Jack Altaffer, and they have been married for 55 years.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ of Pawnee, Okla.
She worked as church secretary of Pawnee First Christian Church, Ted Lusk Insurance of Pawnee, and retired from Oklahoma Natural Gas Company after 31 years of service.
She was active with Jenique for over 40 years and joined Beta Sigma Phi in 1971.
She obtained her real estate broker's license, and was a member of Guild and CWF First Christian Church Disciples of Christ and Chamber of Commerce.
She never met a stranger. This is why she has hundreds of friends and loved ones throughout the United States.
She was an extremely loving and caring wife, mother and granny. Always, upon departure she would tell them she loved them.
Yvonne is survived by husband Wes Reeves, Pawnee, Okla.; sister Paula Beth Cox-Roberts and her husband, Don, Stillwater, Okla.; daughter Stephanie Reeves, Pawnee, Okla.; son Mikeal Reeves and his life partner, Kevin Graham, Tulsa, Okla.; grandson Kyle Reeves and his wife, Nina, Pawnee, Okla.; granddaughter Amanda Stokes and Robert Errol Robinson II, Pawnee, Okla.; great grandsons Damian Rodney Kline, Pawnee, Okla., Robert Errol Robinson III, Pawnee, Okla.; great granddaughter Anjel Star Kline, Pawnee, Okla.; brother Kurt Marries, Grand Junction, Colo.; nephews Don Marries, Grand Junction, Colo.; Dan Marries and his wife, Jennifer and son, Kurtis, Tucson, Ariz.; niece Misty Marries, Grand Junction, Colo.; special friends Jim, Sandy and Derrick Brown, Pawnee, Okla.; Judy and Joe Kendrick, Grand Junction, Colo.; plus a number of other relatives, and many friends.
Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Alta Altaffer, her biological parents, Frank and Pearl Gregory, and her son, Steven Reeves.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at the First Christian Church, Pawnee, Okla., with Rev. Tom Scott officiating.
Interment will be at Lawson Cemetery, Yale, Okla., under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home, Pawnee, Okla.
Pallbearers will be Jarrett Maltsberger, J. T. Adams, Ray Robinson, Les Crocker, Scott Stokes, Dustin Stokes, Robert E. Robinson II and Robert Marrs.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to the doctors and surgeons at OSU Medical Center, fifth floor nurses and nurse’s aides in Tulsa, and a special thank you to the nurses of Traditions Home Health as well as Trinity Hospice, Earl Dethloff RN, and all the other Hospice nurses.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P O Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718.