Edith Pauline Reece passed away on Monday June 12, in Visalia, California. She was 87 years old. She had been an Exeter resident for the past 6 years where she attended the Exeter Baptist Church and activities at the Exeter Senior Center.

She was born July 1, 1918 in South Solon, Ohio to Philip Lewis and Mary Adeline Campbell. In 1922 her mother and sisters moved to Exeter, California where her mother met and married Frank Fridley.

She was preceded in death by Alister her husband of 41 years, her sisters Francis and Ella Belle, her brother William, her children Dwight, William, Juanita, Richard and Mabel and her grandchildren Cheryl and Tammy. She is survived by her sisters Lela Rigdon and Pearl Gillespie of Exeter, & LaVerna Rice of Visalia, her children LaWanda Buce of Tacoma, WA, Shirley Proper of Montrose, CO and Lloyd Reece of Las Vegas, NV, 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at the church of her youth the Exeter Baptist Church on E St. on Sunday June 18th. There was an additional service in her long time home of Seaside, California at the Seaside Assembly of God on Hilby St. on June 21st. Internment will be at Mission Memorial Park in Seaside beside her husband.

Arrangements by Smith Family Chapel, Exeter. Online condolences: www.smithfamilychapel.com.

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