I’m very sorry to hear of Reba’s passing. I knew of her through her cousin, Billie Sue Anderson, and my grandmother, MaeBeth Bryan White. From the time I was very young, I would hear them tell about how bright and kind she was, and how proud they were of her career in pharmacy. Our families ties to Chambersville from way back when create a kinship that lives on. May your hearts be comforted in this time of sadness. Anne Stapleton Skrabanek, July 31, 2021 I'm her neighbor in North Dallas and I missed her a lot on her front yard, every time I passed by walking. She always had a friendly beautiful smile. But she's in heaven now! My condolences to her family and friends! Chris&F.
Chris, July 22, 2021 I met Reba when I was 5 years old, in 1973. I was fortunate to be around her for many, many years, as she was a special friend to my mother who passed away in February. Mom always spoke on how kind Reba was, always. I can attest to that. She always treated me with kindness and love and made me feel she truly cared about me and what I was doing in my life. I have a vivid memory of visiting Reba’s apartment in Dallas when I was very young. I thought she was so cool and I was so impressed that she was taking piano lessons. On her piano was the music to the song, “The Candy Man Can.” I know she adored her family. Anytime I was around she spoke of her nieces and nephews and their accomplishments. She was a very special lady. Deidre Dobbins, July 20, 2021 Rest in peace with your beautiful heart Tooraj, July 20, 2021 Riba ella fué una gran persona muy buena vecina ella siempre estaba cuidando mí casa cuando Yo estoy afuera Riba te vamos a extrañar mucho cuando ella salía a caminar siempre que Yo estaba afuera siempre pasaba a saludarme RIBA Descanse en paz Y brille para ella la luz perpetua Gloria Márquez, July 20, 2021 A beautiful soul who we will miss dearly. Celebrating our our 38+ year friendship, pharmacy collaboration and many travels with long conversations and fabulous food. Smile and remember those happy times with her! Bonnie Kirschenbaum, July 20, 2021 My heartfelt sympathies are with you for the loss of your loved one. I am a friend of Bettye Odel’s and I know what her lifelong friendship with Reba meant to both of them. My prayers for comfort are with all who loved her. Eileen Eileen Turner, July 20, 2021 To all the family and friends of Reba. I am saddened to hear of Reba's passing. I had the pleasure of serving with her on the Christ's Foundry United Methodist Mission Covenant Board for several years. Reba was an inspiration to us all, with her smile, insights, and leadership. I know her room in Heaven was prepared at her birth. Such a kind and giving servant. She will be missed. Matt Hopkins, July 20, 2021 As a relatively new member of Walnut Hill Church, I did not know Reba well, but had the privilege of working with her on a few church committees. I was always impressed by how well regarded she was by members of the church who did know her. I will remember here easy smile when I did speak to her. She was an important part of our mission and outreach ministries and she leaves both a legacy of service and a hole for us to fill. My prayers go out to the family. John Ozmun, July 19, 2021 I was lucky enough to wok with Reba Jane and got a chance to see what a great woman she was. I will miss her dearly. remembeing al the good times and years we shared at RDH. cCristina Arcila, July 19, 2021 Reba's positive outlook reached across family, friends, colleagues and in precepting pharmacists-to-be. What a loss for us here on earth, but what 'fingerprints' she has left with everyone she encountered! Julia Sivinski, July 19, 2021 I was very deeply saddened to hear about Reba's passing. She was always so kind and gracious towards me. I knew Reba for about 14 years. I first met her when I worked with her at Minyard Pharmacy, and the last day of operation was 11/11/2011, Veterans Day, and every year on Veterans Day, we would be sure to contact each other. Reba often spoke lovingly about her family and would happily share memorable events she had with them. She was always so encouraging, and during some of our conversations, if something negative came up, she was quick and witty to put a positive spin on it, and we would both end up laughing! I sent her some basil seeds in May just I had done last year. She sent a text after receiving them that she will be watching for those little miracles. Every year, as the plants come up, I will also surely remember my dear friend. I feel very blessed to have known precious Reba, and I will greatly miss her joyful presence. My heartfelt prayers for Reba and the Anderson family. Maria Rancapero, July 18, 2021 Reba, I am grateful I got to know you through Bonnie. I always treasure the memories of our pharmacy girls get togethers in Breckenridge even though they weren’t often enough. You were always so supportive whatever I was going through. You truly had a heart of gold. Rest in peace my friend.
Phyllis Kidder, July 18, 2021 Reba I will FOREVER miss you and your smiling face. Your encouraging words. Your happy and warm heart. Your loyalty. The way you always looked out for your own. More than a boss at Minyard's, more than a mentor to me, your were a great and loving friend. I am very grateful that life put you in my lost path. Reba YOU and your faith in me are the reason I worked towards my GED. You are the reason I worked toward my Pharmacy tech license, which has been my career for 15 years. You are the reason that my work ethic is "check, check, double check" and "look up, look down and all around." Most importantly in life, "when in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout" and then I would call or text you to talk about it. You always had discerning insight for me when times were tough. And amazing tales to share when times were great. I have learned over the years to travel and enjoy life because I learned that from you. I will forever cherish your stories and all of our Christmas dinners up until the last one even way after Minyard's ended in 2011. More than a life-changing friend, you were like family to me. Thank you for all that you believed in me. I LOVE YOU REBA and will always have you in my heart.
Mary Royals, July 17, 2021 I will cherish the memories I have with my sweet friend Reba. She was someone you could always count on and her loyalty was like no other. She was the voice of reason and would give me great advice when I needed it. We loved trying out new restaurants and would sit for hours talking and laughing until they practically kicked us out. We would always laugh about the time we went to a $$$$ steakhouse and accidentally left a 40% tip. We blamed it on the wine and not our math skills. Reba was truly one of a kind with a heart of gold. I am so fortunate to call her my friend. I will miss you dearly Reba. Sharon Stermer, July 17, 2021 Reba- or “Rosie”, as I named her when I was just 3, was my mother's (Carolyn Tobola) best friend from college, and my Godmother. Although my mother, father and I moved to Colorado when I was just one year old, Carolyn and Reba talked on average, 2-3 times a week over the course of my life. True to form, as they met as college freshman roommates, my mother spent the final month of Rosie’s life at her side, a roommate, a friend, a sister, in her home. As I grew up, I was an only child with no cousins. So Rosie was family. She was also a woman I looked up to. She never asked me “who are you dating”, but rather “what are your professional goals”. We visited her twice a year in her Dallas home, and I spent many summers with her. She was the one who rode the big rollercoasters with me at Six Flags and took me to get my ears pierced when I was 10. Always gracious, Rosie was always a “yes” woman to any childhood request I had; and later, she was always giving of her time as I talked through my challenges in getting my PhD, facing an MS diagnosis at age 27, and the excitement of meeting my husband Mike Mauro. Rosie and I also shared a love of all things beautiful: hair, makeup, jewelry, manicures and pedicures were our fancy. She showed me I could be feminine and strong, fun loving and career driven, independent and dedicated, loving and firm. As a private joke between my mom Carolyn and Rosie, she was my “real mother” (since we shared so many similarities). So Rosie, momma, my “real” mother from another- I will forever live in your spirit of generosity, faith, love and fun. This Sunday, we are taking my little girl, Nicole to get her ears pierced in your honor. Nicole said she wanted “heart earrings” which I know you’d approve of. “Well don’t you just look so pretty today”, I know is what you’d say. With love, Adria
Adria Pearson-Mauro , July 17, 2021 Obituary was so well written. I didn’t know that much about Reba’s life. We were class mates in Jr High and High School. So happy to hear about her accomplishments and dedication to God. So sorry to hear about her passing. Reba Honea Francis , July 17, 2021 Reba was always friendly and smiling to everyone. It was a pleasure to be a friend and know her over the years. Prayers to the family and friends! Monte Monte Self, July 17, 2021 Reba Anderson was indeed a loyal friend. I met Reba in 1986 at rhd Memorial hospital in Farmers Branch. We were both in leadership management first one to greet me and introduce herself I fell in love with her kindness her smile and her helpfulness. Reba was loving caring always positive no matter what the circumstance was she was a very loyal friend to her staff into the people around her and she always walk highly of her family. I will miss her Christmas cards she never fail sending a Christmas card we talked on the phone last in January we spoke about getting together and having lunch once all this got clear with the pandemic I will miss you dearly my friend and again another great and loving angel in heaven rest in peace sweet friend!
Mary Ann Moreno , July 17, 2021 I am so sorry to hear about Reba. I loved visiting with her when we were neighbors with Dean and Retta. Prayers lifted for all her family and friends. Denice Burnside Green, July 17, 2021 Reba Jane was my first and best friend. Until my family moved to Allen in 1960 we were pretty much joined at the hip for all sorts of things. We were in Sunday school classes together from Bill Billings, Helen Starnes, Tootsie Covington and others. Reba had always read the most scriptures. We played cowboys together. She was Gene Autry to my Roy Rogers. We unknowingly drained the well that Crook had just paid to have filled. We were playing mud pies by the chicken house. Crook was so angry but Lucille stepped in and sent us to escape out the bedroom window. Always the kindest and sweetest person. In the last few years, we would call each other following elections knowing our discussion did not have to be filtered both being Democrats. Just like our strong, independent mothers as Reba always noted. While our lives took us in different directions our conversations picked up where they left off. Mine and Gene's hearts go out the family and friends and those who saw and spoke to her. Their lives were definitely touched by one of God's angels set here on earth. Janice Rogers Adcock, July 17, 2021 Reba, I will miss you so very, very much. I am so grateful for our wonderful 42 year friendship; the 17 years of shared morning walks around the park; trips to the lake and dinners that lasted all evening with so much to catch up on. You have been the most wonderful friend in the world. I still have the pillow you gave me with this message: "Friends are like stars. Sometimes you can't see them, but you always know they are there". Hope you are sharing a glass of wine with Jean. l love you,
Dixie Royals, July 17, 2021