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Gary Dean Reeve

Posted 2023-11-26 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on Nov. 26, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Gary Dean Reeve, 76, passed away Nov. 10, 2023, in Lake Havasu City
surrounded by family. He was born in Prineville, Oregon on Nov. 30,
1946. Gary's family moved to La Grande, Oregon where he graduated from
high school.

Gary enlisted in the Navy and traveled throughout the Pacific. In 1973,
he met Dianna Taylor at the Sumpter, 4th of July dance. It was love at
first sight! He studied diesel mechanics at Blue Mountain College. On
Nov. 17, 1973, he and Dianna married and resided in Baker City, Oregon.
He was a member of the First Lutheran Church. Gary was delighted when
his daughter Heather was born and was a devoted father.

Gary and Dianna became "snowbirds" and spent winters in Lake Havasu
City. He looked forward to going to Arizona to meet up with friends.
Gary liked visiting casinos to try his luck. For years, Gary would take
family/friends fishing. For several years, he, Dianna and his brother
took his boat to Canada to bring back fish and crab.

He was a member of bowling leagues in Lake Havasu City and Baker City.
In the summer, he looked forward to spending time with family. Family
and friends were important. He could play for hours on his Kindle.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Wilma Reeve. He is
survived by his loving wife Dianna Reeve, daughter Heather Leavell
(Dan)of San Diego, three siblings, Terry Reeve of Pendleton Oregon, Judy
Dodd (Robert) of Pueblo, Colorado, Susan Yen (Kenny)of Baker City,
Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews.

At Gary's request, there will not be a funeral/memorial. Contributions
in his memory, can be made to The Parkinson's Foundation or the American
Diabetes Association. The family thanked the caregivers and friends who
were a vital part of his life.

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