Nathan Daniel Reeves (1972 - 2014)

  • "I just learned about Nathan today at SEAS. I was out of..."
  • " I attended a mass in your honor this evening at..."
    - Emily Creeger
  • "Shirley, Jesse & Zach, What a wonderful gift of kindness..."
    - Polly-Beth Odom
  • "Shirley, So sorry to hear about Nathan, my prayers are..."
    - Annette Hathaway
  • "Shirley, what a heavy sorrow to bear. I'm so sorry...."
    - Diana Weber

Nathan Daniel Reeves was born on a dark and stormy night in Kodiak, Alaska 99615, on Oct. 27, 1972. Nathan passed away unexpectedly from natural causes at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Nathan was a Native Alaskan who attended Gladys Wood Elementary, Mears Junior High and graduated from Dimond High School with the class of 1991. Nathan was a man of many talents who worked at a variety of jobs including the Long House Alaska Hotel, the Soccer Locker, Hilltop Ski Area and the Super 8 Motel. Nathan dabbled as movie star with parts in the movies "The Frozen Ground" and "Big Miracle" (the whale movie). Nathan was one of the best known Salvation Army Bell Ringers during the holidays. In addition to all of these talents, the most memorable was his big cheesy grin. Nate, aka The Pirate and NastyN8, was a well known and well loved soccer referee for the last 15 plus years. Nate started playing soccer when he was 5 and never lost his love for the game. He took his job very seriously and showed no favoritism to anyone. Nate was a referee for the U.S. Soccer Federation. He refereed many regional and local tournaments. He was also a member of the Anchorage Soccer Referee Association when he passed away. To honor Nate's memory, he will remain on ASRA's roster of refs. Nate was also a beloved coach and trainer for soccer clubs around Anchorage and for the Olympic Development Program. Nathan held a national coaching license and was considered one of the elite coaches in Alaska. Nathan is survived by his mother, Shirley Reeves; father, Jesse Reeves; grandfather, A.J. Reed Sr.; grandmother, Mary Green; aunts and uncles, Wanda Howe, Tony Reed Jr., Charlie Reed, Mary Webster, Michael, Lance and Elizabeth Green and Rodney Reeves; cousins, Cory and Taylor Reed, Erik, Dorelynn and Heather Reed, Shelly Jelsing, Shawn Messenger and Brittany, Gabe and Christian Webster; plus a large extended family and many, many friends. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Donations in Nathan's honor can be made to Locks of Love or the Nathan Reeves Soccer Scholarship Fund through the Dimond Alumni Association.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18, 2014