Clara May Reese, 96, of Remington, passed away Nov. 11, 2021, at the Fauquier Health & Rehabilitation Center in Warrenton.
She was born on Feb. 21, 1925, in Culpeper County, to the late George Dewey Cook and Martha Octavia Delf Cook.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Raymond Cook and her sister and her husband, Margaret Cook and Elmer Anderson; and her son-in-law, James L. “Jim” Geer.
During World War II from 1942 to 1945, Clara did her part in the effort by building torpedoes at the U.S. Naval Torpedo Factor in Alexandria. Years later, she was honored by the National Rosie-the-Riveter organization for her service. She was known in the Remington community as someone who was always helping others such as driving folks for doctor visits, grocery shopping and other necessary trips. She also taught people how to drive and she enjoyed welcoming new residents to her community and introducing them to the locals.
Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Reese Geer (Phillip Johns) of Monticello, Ga., and children Robyn Marshall of Woodbridge and Angela Paige (Bryan) of Fredericksburg; her grandchildren (Robyn): Bruce James, Bethany, Kristen and Katelyn; her great-grandchildren (Angela): Timothy Scott Beeler II, Dylan James Edwards, Michael Bryant Mitchell and Miranda Nicole Mitchell; a great-grandchild (Dylan’s son): Kayden Michael Edwards (Dylan); as well as Logan Paige and Abby Paige who are Bryan's children; her son, Tom William Reese Jr. (Elsie Mae) of Midland and children: Jennifer Mae Mast (Richard) of Midland and Tom William Reese III (Megan) of Collinsville, Okla.; grandchildren: Keely Mae Mast, Addison Grace Mast, Kinsley Harper Mast, Abby Mae Reese, Judah Abishai Thomas Reese, Ava Jane Reese.
She is also survived by nephew, Wayne Anderson of Front Royal; a niece, Gail (Anderson) Brown (Charlie), and numerous great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Pastor Bob Yoder will conduct the service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Remington Cemetery.
Pallbearers serving will be Richard L. Mast, Tom W. Reese III, Bruce James Marshall, Timothy Scott Beeler II, Aaron Michael Anderson and Charles E. Embrey.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Remington Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department.
Condolences may be made at www.moserfuneralhome.com