Diane Reeder

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Diane Cave Reeder, 82, of Klamath Falls, Ore., passed away July 3, 2014, with her family at her side. Diane was a teacher, artist, mother, step-mother, grandmother and dedicated and supportive wife. Before marrying Arliss, many students may remember her as Mrs. Miller. She was born in Glendale, Calif., May 11, 1932, to George and Luella Cave, who preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her favorite uncle, Irving Tarbox. Survivors include Arliss Reeder, her husband of 45 years; sons and daughter-in-law, George and Raneta Cave and Terry Reeder; daughters and sons-in-law, Mona and Mike Zaccagni and Roxana and Jerome Bye; grandchildren, Rhonda Pierce, Lena Jaynes, Johnathan Corley, Wendie Grow, Jennifer Zaccagni, Shelby Aylesworth, Lindsay Jimenez, Tiffany Reeder and Russel Reeder; and 10 great-grandchildren. Diane was a graduate of Scripps College, majoring in art. She obtained her bachelor's degree in elementary education from L.A. State. She retired after a teaching career of 33 years. She taught 14 years in Glendale prior to coming to Klamath Falls, where she taught the first through the sixth grades for 19 years and also was a physical education and track coach at Fairview Elementary School. She was involved in the Klamath Falls pool program and synchronized swimming program. In the summer months, she was a water safety, swimming and lifesaving instructor. Some of her other achievements were recognition as Outstanding Teacher of America, Math Enthusiast Program Director for Southern Oregon, and Klamath County Textbook Evaluator. Her interests and hobbies were abundant. As an artist, arts and crafts enthusiast, she was always willing and available to create and decorate for Elks Club functions, friends, Elkettes and more. After retiring, she and Arliss traveled, including 19 cruise vacations. In addition to her love of travel, she was a prolific photographer, leaving behind many great visual memories for all. She enjoyed knitting, boating, fishing and hunting. An avid gardener, she spent many hours tending her yard. Her community involvement began early in her life as a Girl Scout leader, Mariner Scout leader, and waterfront director for the First National Girl Scout Jamboree. She was a life member of the PTA, involved in the drug awareness committee, American Association of University Women, Sweet Adelines, Retired Teacher's Association, past president of Klamath Falls Elkettes, chairman and member of the Elks' Betty Hise Cancer Research Fund, past president of Daughters of the Nile and held the office of oriental guide of the Ladies Oriental Shrine Bahari Court and other organizations. A service of tribute and love for Diane will be Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Eternal Hills Chapel at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow at the Elks Lodge. Cremation and inurnment will be at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call for visitation Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Eternal Hills Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Oregon Elks Children's Eye Clinic or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
4711 Highway 39 Klamath Falls, OR 97603
(541) 884-3668
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Published in Herald And News on July 8, 2014
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