The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

September 13, 2013

Margy B. Reese

Published 9-13-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Funeral service for Margy B. Reese, 91, of Fairview, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Fairview, Okla., with Rev. Rich Redinger officiating.

Burial will follow in Rusk Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc.

Margy B. Reese was born May 16, 1922, to Dee and Ollie (Huffman) Baker in Fort Worth, Texas, and died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Fairview Regional Medical Center.

As a small child, she moved with her parents to Fairview, where she grew up and graduated with the class of 1940.

Following high school she attended Cottey College, a P.E.O. school in Nevada, Mo., for one year and then transferred to Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, Okla.

Margy Baker married Lewis Reese on July 18, 1942. Typical for a July day in Oklahoma, it was hot, and with no air conditioning, all of the candles for the ceremony melted.

In September, he received his orders to report to Santa Ana, Calif., for basic training. For the next several years Margy followed him as he was assigned from base to base.

After WWII the couple returned to Fairview and to the farm. She was active in the Fairview Methodist Church, serving as pianist, organist and member of the choir and UMW. She loved church and music so much that she was also active in churches in South Texas and Colorado.

Margy enjoyed taking her children and grandchildren fishing. Lewis, Margy and Betty Lou loved to travel. In the winter they would travel to Port Aransas or Rock Port, Texas. They spent their summers in South Fork, Colo.

They were members of several bridge clubs and enjoyed the fellowship. Margy was a longtime member of P.E.O., where she was a past president.

She and Lewis were married over 70 years when he passed away in March 2013.  

Margy is survived by two daughters, Jean Ann “Jeanie” and husband David Galloway of Fairview, and Betty Lou Reese of Edmond, Okla.; one daughter-in-law, Michele Reese; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis; one son, Robert “Bob” L. Reese; and a brother, Dee Baker Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to Fairview UMC, P.E.O. or the non-profit where Betty Lou resides, EARC in Edmond, with the Fairview Funeral Home acting as custodian.

Condolences can be made online at www.fairviewfuner

(Submitted by family)