Eugene Reece (“Reece”), age 72, passed away from heart
complications Friday, June 1, 2012, with his family at his side.
was born October 8, 1939, in Wetaskiwin Canada, to Guy and Bessie
his life, Reece was a dedicated educator, developer, nursing home
administrator, and business owner. His industrious vision and care
for others made Marian Estates what it is today.
He had a great appreciation for animals, including many
exotic birds and livestock he raised, and later in life his two
beloved English Bulldogs. Reece
very much enjoyed traveling the world alongside his wife, learning
about other cultures, and cultivating an extensive collection of
had a truly larger than life presence that made everyone feel
special and cared for. His
inspiring legacy, tremendous energy, and love for life will surely
resonate and carry on through the lives of all he has touched.
His tremendous spirit is best pronounced in his life’s
work at Marian Estates, “where my best friends live.”
is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 18 years, Jan
Buffa Reece, her son Scott Byrd, and grandson Hudson Byrd; loved
and missed by his extended family and friends.
his wishes, there will be a private celebration of life held at
Marian Estates for residents, employees and family.
In lieu of flowers, please feel welcome to make a donation
to the Oregon Humane Society, MedAssist, the Marian Estates
Auxiliary, or Family Building Blocks.
Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.