Comeaux , Luella (Reese) (O'Connell) (January 18, 1910 - April 20, 1992)

Luella Reese Comeaux

Douglas Budget - April 22, 1992

Mass for Christian Burial for Luella Reese Comeaux, 82, will be held Thursday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m., at Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas, with Father John Murray as the Celebrant.

The Vigil for the Deceased will be held Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Comeaux died Monday, April 20, 1992 at the Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas following a short illness.

She was born Jan. 18, 1910 in Chadron, Neb., the daughter of Daniel and Olive (Hoke)O'Connell. She was reared and educated in Chadron, graduating from the Chadron High School.

She then attended Chadron State Normal School for two years and then attended and graduated from the University of Wyoming where she was active in Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

She taught high school English and Spanish at the Sunrise and Shawnee High Schools.

She was married to Henry E. Reese on Sept. 17, 1935 in Chadron. They lived on Reese Sheep Ranch near Shawnee. Following Mr. Reese's death on Aug. 18, 1967 she moved into Douglas in 1968.

She was married to Wilton Comeaux in 1972 and they lived in Kansas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma, and he died in 1976.

In 1976 she moved back to Douglas where she resided until 1979 when she moved to Alaska to be near her daughter, Norma. In 1989 she returned to Douglas where she resided until the time of her death.

She was a member of the Saint James Catholic Church, was active with the University of Wyoming Alumni Association, and was an avid bridge player, playing at the Douglas Senior Citizens' Center. She also liked to read and work crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her two daughters, Norma Lampl of Nome, Alaska and Julia Bennett of Colorado City, Texas; one sister, Norma Kubik and her husband, Clayton of Boise, Idaho; brother-in-law, Arthur D. Reese and his wife, Grace of Cheyenne; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her two husbands.

Serving as pallbearers will be Howard Walker, George Cross IV, Doyle Evins, Craig A. Poirot, Craig H. Poirot, and Peter Mike Curtin.

A memorial to the Douglas Senior Citizens Center would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Vigil of the Deceased.

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