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John Hayes Reese

July 4, 1931 November 2, 2018
John Hayes Reese
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John Hayes Reese of Denver, Colorado; born July 4, 1931 Royse City, Texas, passed away peace-fully at his home surrounded by loved ones November 2, 2018.

John is survived by Tania, loving wife and best friend of 33 years; daughter Linda (Nester); son John Michael (Lorna); and amazing grandchildren Katrina, Natalie, Sean, and Jared.

Predeceased by sister Mary, first wife Mary Anne, and youngest son David.

John so enjoyed the grandeur of Colorado’s mountains he accepted a teaching position at DU College of Law, sight unseen -- he stayed for 44 years.

A memorial of his life is planned early in the new year at the University of Denver. John is remembered by all as a kind, loving and gentle friend.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE CONSIDER DONATIONS TO: Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue; Reese Evening Student Scholarship at DU Law or to Pancreatic Cancer Research

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4:30 PM 12/6/2018 4:30:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/6/2018 7:00:00 PM
Cherry Hills III Clubhouse

2800 South University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210

CELEBRATION OF JOHN'S LONG LIFE with STORY SHARING at 6:00 PM and a surprise ending... YOU MUST RSVP - STRICT SECURITY - (303) 691-6126

Cherry Hills III Clubhouse
2800 South University Blvd. Denver 80210 CO
United States





3:30 PM 1/16/2019 3:30:00 PM
Ritchie Center on DU Campus

2201 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

"A Tribute to Professor Emeritus John Reese" Memorial services will be held in the Gottesfeld Room. Free parking will be available at the law school in Lot L (parking pass) and limited paid spaces will be available in Lot 311 next to Ritchie Center.

Ritchie Center on DU Campus
2201 East Asbury Avenue Denver 80210 CO
United States

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