Leota Ann Mattive, longtime resident of Cedaredge, died Jan. 16, 2017. She was 76.
She was born on March 5, 1940, to Robert and Olowene (Emery) Conley. She attended school in Fort Lupton.
In April 1959, she married Virgil Reeves in Fort Lupton. They owned and operated Loveland Optical until his death in 1972. She worked secretarial jobs and was a homemaker. They had two children, Kevin and Kimberly.
On Jan. 12, 1974, she married Leonard Mattive and moved to Cedaredge in 1975. They enjoyed reading and studying the Bible, short travels, antique and farm auctions, wood refinishing projects and spending time with family and friends. He preceded her in death in 2011.
Mrs. Mattive was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cedaredge. She enjoyed Sunday school classes and the women's Bible studies.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Holsclaw of Fort Lupton; son, Kevin (Kateri) Reeves of Alamosa; daughter, Kim (Scott) Frost of Cedaredge; grandsons, Kyle (Dannette) Reeves, Stephen (Samantha) Reeves, Jordan (Courtney) Reeves and Jeremy (Rylee) Frost; granddaughters, Rebekah (Zach) Brooks, Valerie (Nathan) Brasby and Jacque (Don) Straka; great-grandchildren, Kyra, Quentin, Connor and Caedmon Reeves, Elizabeth, Abigail and Rachel Brooks, Lillian and Lilah Reeves, Corbin and Daylan Frost, Isaac ,Silas, Joel and Ezra Brasby, and babies Reeves and Straka due this spring; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mattive, Jeanie Trimmel, MaryLee England and Liz Stephenson; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Roberta; brother, Ralph Conley; and husbands, Virgil Reeves and Leonard Mattive.
Memorial services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, at First Baptist Church in Cedaredge. Viewing will be at 9 a.m. Friday.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.