William J. Reece died Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, 1936, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.H. Bonner, at Weiser, Idaho. He had been there only a few days, as his son, Floyd, had taken him there last week from Yakima, Wash., where he had been for some time with another daughter, Mrs. Willard Phillips.
Funeral services will be held at the Christian church, Enterprise, tomorrow, Friday, at 2 p.m. and burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery. C.L. Booth has driven to Weiser for the body accompanied by Emerson and Floyd Reece.
Mr. Reece was born in Logan county, Illinois, Dec. 20, 1869 and was married Dec. 20, 1891, to Margaret Ann Cox. They moved to Oklahoma where they farmed a few years and then came to Oregon more than 2 years ago.
Mrs. Reece died June 21, 1934, and the surviving children are: Mrs. E.H. Bonner of Weiser, Idaho; Mrs. Willard Philips of Yakima, Wash.; Mrs. F.E. Laird of Hermiston; A.M. Reece of Grandview, Wash.; and Lacy, Wilbur, Floyd, Emerson, Homer and Wayne Reece, all of Enterprise. A brother, Lon Reece, lives in Kansas.
During his residence in the county Mr. Reece made many friends. He was generous and loyal and a man of fine character.
Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper, Enterprise, Oregon, dated February 11, 1936
Contributed by: Michelle Drayton-Fisher