Roy J. Reece
September 10, 2008
Roy J. Reece 1927-2008Roy J. Reece died at the age of 80 on Sept. 6, 2008, at Hospice & Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in Greeley.A resident of Evans, he was born to Roy Claude and Lillian (Dillman) Reece on Nov. 16, 1927, at Mankato, Kan. He married Lois Jeannette Taylor on June 26, 1949; they divorced in 1964. He married Audrey Griner in 1967, and she passed in 1977.Mr. Reece was one of 12 children. He moved with his mother and siblings to Colorado in the early 1940s. He started working outside the home at age 13. Mr. Reece was an independent distributor for Carlson Frink in Greeley from 1955-1959 and for Bordens in Fort Lupton until 1967.He owned and operated Granby Dairy from 1967 to 1980 and then worked for Sintons until 1995. He served in the U.S. Army from February 1946 through March 1947.Mr. Reece loved horses. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends. Mr. Reece was a hard worker and had a tremendous sales ability and a premier work ethic. He was a member of the Platteville VFW, Kiwanis and Masons-Shriner.Survivors include one daughter Deborah J. Cherne and husband Don of Surprise, Ariz.; sisters Edna Dean of Thornton, Virginia Clark and husband Edwin of Kansas, and Alice Orr of Nebraska; brothers David Reece and wife Madeline of Pueblo, and Larry Reece of Kansas; grandchildren Tiffany Lane Carson and husband Norman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Alicia Claire Needham and husband Bill of Surprise, Ariz.; great-grandchildren Joshua and Anna Carson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jacob and Cooper Needham of Surprise, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Audrey; brothers Lloyd, Bill and Lewis; and sisters Esther, Betty and Bonnie.A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St, Greeley. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, Inpatient Care Center c/o Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St, Greeley, CO 80634.Please visit an online memorial at http://www.mem.com.