PHOENIX: (602) 906-9600 | PEORIA: (623) 486-1955

Date of Birth: November 05, 1926

Date of Death: January 18, 2023

Marie “Meitchi” Reak passed away at her home on 1/18/2023. She was 96 years young. Marie was a happy, optimistic woman who enjoyed a long, love-filled life. Marie was born in 1926 in Yuma, AZ to Henry and Betty Frauenfelder. Marie grew up in the farming community of Somerton, AZ and had a wonderful family, including Ruthie, Rachel, Bopeep and Roger. She proudly graduated from the University of Arizona. Marie met Don Reak and was married in 1950 for 61 years. They had three children; Ed (Nikki), Janet (Doug), and Julie (John). Marie has eight grandchildren who were the apple of her eye. (Scott, Taylor, Natalie, Jack, Maggie, Betsy, Sam, Ellie) Marie worked at the Washington Elementary School district office for many years, a job that she enjoyed greatly. Upon retirement, Marie and Don spent the warm summer months in Pinetop, AZ at their cabin. She was an avid walker and met many new friends on her neighborhood loops. She was very content in her home of 65 years in Phoenix. Marie had a love for the piano and played often and well. Marie will be missed dearly. She was a shining example of love to her family and friends. Until we meet again in Heaven; we love you, mom.

Service Information

A celebration of life will be held at First Christian Church in Phoenix on February 25. All welcome.