Reba Lois Athey

April 19, 1928March 31, 2019

Mrs. Reba Lois Athey, age 90, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Waco, Texas. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Waco Memorial Park in Waco with Reverend Curtis Holland officiating.

Reba was born to Isreal A. and Mary (Maines) Smith on April 19, 1928 in Waco, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Waco, Texas. She married the love of her life, Edward Douglas Athey on August 26, 1949 in Waco. They celebrated 58 years together. Reba retired from Sears, where she worked as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with her all of grandchildren. Reba was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward Douglas Athey; grandson, Jerry Athey.

Survivors include her sons, Ruel Athey and wife, Shirley of Salado, Paul Athey and Henry Athey both of Waco; grandchildren: Kristi Lloyd of Temple, and Jennifer O’Brien of Abilene, seven great-grandchildren.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Reba Lois Athey

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Donna Zemanek

April 5, 2019

I am sorry to read about your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless you,
Donna Adams Zemanek