Kenrick Gazette, May 3, 1945

Mrs. W. A. Reece Passes Away

      Mrs. Mattie Reece, 54, wife of W. A. Reece, died at her home in Cavendish Sunday morning, April 29 at 9:50 o'clock, following a prolonged illness. She had been a resident of the Cavendish community for the last 39 years.

     Mrs. Reece was born April 18, 1889, in North Carolina, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Moratz. Her marriage took place in August of 1906, and with her husband she came west and located at Cavendish. Mrs. Reece was a communicant of the Methodist church and until her final illness prevented, was active in community affairs.

     Survivors are her husband, W. A. Reece; her daughter, Mrs. Gladys Blackburn, Cavendish; three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Florence Miller, Cavendish; Mrs. Olga Wineberger and Oscar Moratz, both of Mabel, N.C.; Thomas Moratz, Newport, Wash.; Mrs E. L. Maguire of Portland, Ore., and T. M. Moratz, Klamath Falls, Ore.; also three grandchildren.

     Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at 11:00 o'clock at the Community Church, Cavendish, with the Rev. Roy H. Murray, Kendrick, officiating. Interment was in the Normal Hill cemetery, Lewiston.

Transcribed by Jo Frederiksen

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