Gladys Reyes of Durant, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the age of 91 years and 2 days. She was born in Durant, Oklahoma on Friday, September 16, 1921 to Theo and Virdis V. (Williams) Moore. Gladys married Emilio D. Reyes in Grants, New Mexico on Thursday, June 20, 1963.
Gladys supported the war effort during WWII as a “rivet girl” working on B-52 bombers. Gladys had Baptist beliefs. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and cooking out with family and friends. But she will be most remembered for her kindness and love that she showed family and friends.
Mrs. Reyes is survived by her daughters, Yulondia Russell and Harvey of East Lynn, West Virginia and Lisa Elaine Menchaca and William Lyday of Durant, Oklahoma; son, Jimmy Oran Emons and Barbara of Durant, Oklahoma; sister, Sue Boyd of Oak Grove, Missouri; grandchildren, Gregory Wayne Russell and Karen of Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert Dwayne Russell and Angel of Miamisburg, Ohio, Harold Ray Menchaca II and Linda Cannon of Durant, Oklahoma, Butch Andrew Menchaca and Kaci of Durant, Oklahoma, Samantha Ann Menchaca and Brian Cobb of Durant, Oklahoma, Joe Emons of Houston, Texas, Shelena Thompson of Durant, Oklahoma, Melissa Carol Martin of Durant, Oklahoma, Ronnie Oran Martin and Krystal of Durant, Oklahoma, Robert Martin and Diana of Sherman, Texas; great grandchildren, Logan Wayne Russell of Cincinnati, Ohio and Tyler James Russell of Barbourville, Kentucky; Riley Alexander Cobb and Lillian Elizabeth Menchaca , Brianna N. Cobb, Derrick Beville, Cody Beville, Heavenly Mitchell, Malachi Mitchell, all of Durant, Oklahoma, Chase and Beulah Martin of St. Louis, Missouri and Angelina Thompson of Durant, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Reyes was preceded in death by her parents, Theo and Virdis Moore; husbands, Herman Oran Emons, Jesse Phillips Hall and Emilio D. Reyes; son, Gregory Wayne Hall; daughter, Belinda Joyce Martin; grandson, Richard Oran Emons; granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Martin.
Family Hour will be 7-8:00 P.M. Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Holmes ~ Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Holmes ~ Coffey ~ Murray Chapel with Rev. Jacob Toews officiating. Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Durant, Oklahoma. Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Russell, Dwayne Russell, Harold Ray Menchaca II, Butch Andrew Menchaca, Andrew Andy) Ray Anderson and Josh Hall. Honorary pallbearer will be Brian Cobb and Skyler Perkins.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.
Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.