Services for Anelda Mina Olson Reece, 69, of
Caldwell Route 3, who died Friday, April 15, at her home of
natural causes, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the
Middleton Third Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints by Bishop Paul Okamura. Interment
will follow in the Middleton Cemetery under the direction of
the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
She was born April 28, 1913, at Ashton, Idaho, to Levi and
Ethel Bonneru Olson, and was reared and attended schools in
Ashton. Following her graduation, she worked in Lava
Hot Springs then returned to Ashton. There, she met
Wayne Frank Reece and they were married on March 2, 1932.
They solemnized their marriage at the Logan, Utah, LDS
Temple in November, 1935. They moved to Marsing and
farmed in the Owyhee Project until 1951, when they moved to
Nampa, until 1957, when they moved to Middleton where they
have since resided.
She was nominated
for Mother of the Year in Idaho in 1947. She had
served in the Middleton LDS primary, Sunday school, young
women's program and taught seminary for five years.
She also served in the Relief Society both as teacher and
visiting teacher for 42 years.
was a member of the Middleton LDS Third Ward.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Frank Reece, Caldwell;
three sons, Vernal Reece, Caldwell, Clyle Reece, Meridian,
and Arden Reece of Gresham, Ore.; three daughters, Joleen
Reece of Nyssa, Ore., Mrs. David (Karen) Eldredge of
Ontario, and Mrs. John (LaNae) Gaskill of Ontario; two
sisters, Mrs. Lavona Grasmick, Boise, and Mrs. Leora Jones,
Caldwell; two brothers, Lloyd Olson of Spokane, Wash., and
Melvin Olson of Boise; 31 grand-children, 15
great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother,
Friends may call at
Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, today from 3 to 8 p.m. and
Tuesday at the Middleton Third Ward Relief Society Room from
I p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Memorials may be
given to the Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City,