A public memorial service is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 8, for Margie Reeves, the longtime Thurston County advocate for early childhood education who died on Oct. 15. Reeves will be remembered in a 2 p.m. event at the Worthington Center at Saint Martin’s University – a change of venue from earlier plans.
Reeves was founder of the Child Care Action Council, a founding member of the Thurston Early Childhood Coalition and was the second Head Start director in Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties.
She was a founding member of numerous other groups – including the Children’s Alliance – and served on the Governor’s Task Force on Child Care and other boards, according to an obituary published in The Olympian.
Her husband, Bruce Reeves, was a longtime leader of the Washington state Senior Lobby.
UPDATE: Corrects that the day of the service is Sunday.