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Mildred Reeves


Mildred Mae (Suksdorf) Reeves passed away in Stevenson, Washington on January 20, 2016 at the age of 96.

She was born on October 10, 1919 in Bingen, Washington to Alma Louise (Heyer) and Edward Henry Suksdorf. Mildred graduated from Columbia Union High School. She was married to Stacy H. Reeves, Jr. on Christmas day 1938.

In her younger years she worked for Dickey Farms, Underwood Fruit, and Bingen Rexal Drug (owned by her father-in-law). In 1951, her husband, a Washington State Trooper, was transferred to Camas. In Camas she was employed by the National Bank of Commerce, now Bank of America. In 1970 Stacy was elected the Klickitat County Sheriff and the family moved to Goldendale. After the move Mildred continued her employ with Rainier, retiring in 1982. For the last 33 years she lived on a family ranch in Mill A.

She enjoyed gardening, “trailering” and occasionally horseback riding. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the White Salmon Pinochle Club.

Mildred was also an avid reader and active volunteer at the Mill A School into her eighties.

She is survived by her sons Stacy “Bud” Reeves of West Linn, Oregon and Charles Reeves of Wilsonville, Oregon; daughter Christine Bolger of Camas, Washington; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Reeves was preceded in death by her husband Stacy Reeves, Jr., brother Carl Suksdorf and sisters Loleta Zumwalt and Helen Hoctor.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Mill A Church. She will be laid to rest at the Riverview Abbey Mausoleum in Portland, Oregon. Memorial gifts in honor of Mildred Reeves may be given to Mill A School, Attn: Cheryl Rockowski, 1142 Jessup Road Cook, WA 98605 or Providence Hospice of the Gorge, 1630 Woods Ct., Hood River, OR 97031.

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