On Saturday, February 15th, 2020, Kathryn (Kathy) Valerie Reis, loving wife and mother of two, passed on at the age of 70. Kathy was born on December 4th, 1949, to Duane and Eleanora Richardson, of Castle Rock, Colorado. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver, in Denver, CO in 1972. She worked for the Sears Management Training Program, eventually assigned to the Sears store in the Northwest Arkansas Mall, and relocating to Fayetteville, AR. She worked at the First National Bank for many years. She later went on to receive her Master’s Degree in the Science of Accounting from the University of Arkansas in 1994, and became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1997.
On May 25th, 1975, Kathy married Donald Joseph Reis, of Glenham, South Dakota, and, together, made their home in Fayetteville, AR. They raised a son and a daughter, Peter Lee, and Sally Ann, with all the love in their hearts. Kathy was also very strong in faith, as an active member of First Christian Church for over 45 years. She enjoyed volunteerism, cooking and baking, was a skilled needle-worker and loved to travel.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Duane, her mother, Eleanora, and her little sister, Patricia. She is survived by her husband loving, husband Donald, her sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Robert Fox, of Wasilla, AK, her son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Ali Reis, her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Israel Schmidt, and her beloved grandson, Fletcher Schmidt.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at the First Christian Church, date yet to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the First Christian Church’s Youth Ministry, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.