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Obituary | Loretta Joan Reaves

Loretta Joan Reaves went to be with our Lord the morning of Nov. 19, 2021 while in the loving arms of her husband. She was born to Roy and Hazel (Thompson) Lawrence Oct. 16, 1948, in Roswell, New Mexico. She married her soul mate Gene Reaves in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 31, 1974 and automatically became Mom to three children – Tracie D. Gillium (Glen) of Evansville, Wyoming; Rocky G. Reaves (Margie) and Debbie A. Reaves Leck (Dick) of Eureka, Kansas. She is survived by her husband of Ash Fork, Arizona, and her three children. She is also survived by her two sisters, Wanda Cordero Lawrence (Gene) and Becky Gross (Mike); brother David Lawrence; her 10 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews that she loved with all her heart.

She was a 4-H leader in Kingman, Arizona, for five years and loved all animals, especially her horses. She loved the outdoors hunting and scouting deer and elk. She was a lifetime member of the NRA and the Elk Foundation. She was also a skilled cook, baker, artist and seamstress. Loretta and Gene lived in Kansas for five years to be closer to children and grandchildren, eventually moving back to the beautiful desert and mountains of Arizona she loved. She is preceded in death by her father, Roy; mother, Hazel; sister, Dorothy Ray; brother, Danny Lawrence; and nephews Charles Gross and Zane Zumwalt. A service will be held at a later date.

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