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Opal Charlene Reeves-Hughes

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Opal Charlene Reeves-Hughes
Opal Charlene Reeves-Hughes, age 90, peacefully went to her heavenly home on Friday August 24, 2018, at Meadows Place, a caring and loving community assisted living facility in Ellensburg, WA. She was born on November 27, 1927 in Minnow Creek, Arkansas the youngest of six children of Carrie Esther (Hatchett) and Newton Jennings.
Opal graduated from Lamar High School, located in Lamar, AR. in 1946. She married Edward Reeves on August 17, 1946. In 1948 they moved from Arkansas to McCleary, WA where she worked as a grocery clerk. In 1977 she, Edward and son Steve returned to Arkansas where she lived until 2003 when she returned to Washington State. Opal worked for many years as a grocery clerk.
Opal is survived by daughter, Brenda Reeves-Jones and husband Steve of Anchorage, AK; son Steve Reeves and wife Mone' of Ellensburg, WA; grandchildren, Jason Jones, wife Erica of Anchorage, AK, Kevin Jones of Long Beach, CA, Blake Reeves and wife Samantha, Brooke (Reeves) Richardson and husband Corbin all of Ellensburg, WA. and great granddaughter Ella Elizabeth Jones of Anchorage, AK.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Edward Clyde Reeves in 1978 and second husband Jordan Young Hughes in 2003. She was also predeceased by sisters Gertie Hickey-Langston, Lois Bromley, Lena Dillard and brothers Mitchell and Lawrence Jennings.
Our family would like to thank Kittitas County Hospice and Meadows Place Assisted Living for the care and concern they showed our mother over the last fourteen months.
In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial donations to be made to Behinds the Badge, at behindthebadgefoundation.org Behind the Badge supports law enforcement officers and their families that are injured or killed in the line of duty.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from Noon to 4 at Brookside Funeral Home 101 E 2nd Ave., Ellensburg. A graveside service will be Thursday, August 30, at 2pm at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 1900 Brick Rd. Ellensburg
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brooksidefhc.com.


Published in Daily Record on Aug. 29, 2018
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