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Phyllis Elizabeth (Harmon) Reeves
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Phyllis Elizabeth (Harmon) Reeves, 82, died Saturday, April 7 surrounded by her family.

She was born in Grants Pass, Ore. She came to Oakdale to live with her aunt and uncle and attended Oakdale High School, graduating in 1946. She attended Modesto Junior College and married Farrell E. Reeves on June 20, 1948.

Together, the couple finished their degrees at Chico State. There, she obtained a degree and teacher credential in Home Economics. She began teaching at Oakdale High School in the fall of 1950 and taught for two years. She took time off to raise her children and returned to teach from 1969-1983.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was a loving example to all. She held many positions from adult leadership to working with youth. She loved reading, sewing, cooking, and her family. Her husband, her companion of nearly 64 years, was the joy of her life. She will be missed.

She is survived by her husband, Farrell E. Reeves; children, Claudia Reeves, Suiska (Brent) Rhodes, all of Ogden, Utah, Cynthia (Gary) Hofmann of Oakdale, Daphne (Edwin) Spann of Orem, Utah, Shawn (Julie) Reeves of Lindon, Utah; 14 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wade Harmon and Ingeborg Dunbar.

Graveside services were held April 12 at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.

Remembrances may be made in her memory to the Alzheimers Association online at, click the Donate tab, scroll down to Tribute Funds, and search for Phyllis Reeves. Or, mail contributions in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.