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REEVES, Harlene, nee Constance Harlene Collins,

was born on December 7, 1938 in South Gate, California to parents Harley Collins and Helen Seiferling Collins. She died on August 5, 2017. Harlene graduated from San Gabriel Avenue School, South Gate Junior High School, South Gate High School, Long Beach State College (B.A. in Education), and the University of Arizona (M.S. in Library Science). She worked briefly as a stenographer for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors before attending college, and then as an elementary school teacher, housewife, and librarian for 22 years at Holladay Magnet School in Tucson (where her granddaughter Zoe now teaches). She married Richard "Dick" Reeves in 1960, and they subsequently lived together in California moving from Torrance to Riverside to South Gate before migrating to Tucson, Arizona in 1967. She loved her family and friends, and derived great pleasure from books, children, and travel. Harlene was gentle, thoughtful, kind, and generous a consummate wife and mother, and the most loyal of friends. In retirement, Harlene devoted much of her time as a volunteer with the Friends of the Pima County Public Library. She was a lifetime advocate for public education and for a liberal, inclusive society. Harlene is survived by her immediate family Dick; daughters, Elizabeth (Andy Meinig) and Catherine; granddaughters, Zoe and Lucia by her larger family, including Roy and Bonnie Reeves (CA), Bob and Jane Reeves (FL), Gabriella (David) Reeves (Hungary), cousins, nieces and nephews, and by a host of wonderful friends. A Memorial gathering will be held at the Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm Street on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations in her name either to Friends of the Pima County Public Library ( or to Holladay Elementary School, 1110 E. 33rd Street, Tucson, AZ 85713.