Donnice May Reeves-Sundin
May 4, 1923 – March 12, 2018
Donnice May Reeves-Sundin, age 94, of Beaverton, Oregon passed away on Monday March 12, 2018. Donnice was born May 4, 1923 in Raymond, Washington to LouBelle Katterman and Calvin Katterman. Due to her Mom's love for the city and Dad's love for the county the family moved around a bit before settling in Cedar Mills, Oregon. It was here that Donnice married Elmer Reeves in 1949. The two welcomed four children into their home. Donnice thrived as a mother and home maker and she took great pride in this! In 1994 Donnice was widowed by Elmer. She did find love again a few years later and enjoyed a ten year marriage to Vernon Sundin before she became a widow a second time. Donnice had a strong faith and turned to her Christianity to guide her through the hard times. She will always be remembered for being optimistic even in the toughest of times.
Donnice was incredibly involved in her community. Her love of children led her to teaching Sunday school at Cedar Mill Bible Church. Believe it or not; aside from raising her own children and tending to many nieces and nephews, she also babysat for $3 a day! Donnice loved entertaining for her family; always cooking and baking. There was always fresh homemade dessert in the house. Donnice was a true foodie! Her interests were vast though! She enjoyed everything from knitting and sewing to camping and fishing.
One thing you need to know about Donnice is that she never slowed down!! When she moved into Hearthstone she led a Bible Study and enjoyed playing and winning bingo. She called her children every week to check in. On the day she passed away, during a visit from her daughter, Donnice asked "have you had dinner already?"
Donnice was the kindest soul you'd ever meet. She truly loved everyone and will be greatly missed.
Donnice is survived by; daughter Janice Campbell; son Paul Reeves; daughter-in-law Lynn Reeves; daughter Ruth Benson; and son-in-law John Benson; sister Harlene Pierce; grandchildren Michelle Wilson, Kim Shelton, Timothy Reeves, Sofia Lau; great grandchildren Micah Wilson, Lydia Wilson, Olivia Reeves, Malcolm Reeves, Jacob Armstrong, Megan Newkirk, Tetum Newkirk and great great grandchild Jameson Newkirk.
Donnice was preceded in death by her husbands Elmer Reeves and Vernon Sundin; son Jimmy Reeves; son-in-law Joel Campbell; mother LouBelle Katterman; father Calvin Katterman; brother Richard Katterman; and sisters Rose Spady and Deloris Pace.
A visitation for Donnice will be held Monday, March 19, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 4101 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland, OR 97229.
A funeral service will occur Monday, March 19, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and will be followed by a reception.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.skylinememorialgardens.com for the Reeves-Sundin family.
- Visitation Monday, March 19, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, March 19, 2018
- Reception Monday, March 19, 2018
Donnice May Reeves-Sundin
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