Reaves

Sarah E. Reaves

Jan. 12, 1937 – Sept. 14, 2020

Graveside funeral services for Sarah Reaves, 83, who passed away Monday, Sept. 14 in Arlington, Texas will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 in Willow Grove Cemetery with Father Doug Wassinger officiating. Visitation will be at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo, Wyoming from 1 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com 

Sarah Elizabeth Reaves was born on Jan. 12, 1937, in Wayland, Kentucky, to Alger Bart Pigman and Edith Lois Ricks Pigman. Those that knew her growing up would say she was known for her energy, being a hard worker and excelling at all she put her mind to. She was dedicated to school and graduated as the valedictorian of her high school. Soon afterwards, Sarah met her husband while he was on a missionary revival, and they were married on May 23, 1954. 

Sarah and Frank raised three children all the while establishing a land development and real estate firm that allowed for them to travel the world and leave a lasting legacy for their loved ones. Sarah loved fashion and was known for her sophistication and grace, in all circumstances and situations; she was the strength that her family relied upon, known for her sassy attitude and willingness to give guidance and unconditional love and support. Frank and Sarah moved from Texas to Buffalo where they purchased the Springs Ranch until Frank passed away in 1991.

Sarah dearly loved her family and always put them first. She enjoyed making special memories with all of her grandchildren, never missed a birthday or special event, never turned down a chance to dance or play cards, blocks or playdough with childhood abandon, and always remembered to send a thank-you note.

Sarah was preceded in death by her husband of 37 yearsFrank W. Reaves; son Steven Reaves; and sister Peggy Hardy. She is survived by her daughter Theressa Ragain and husband John; daughter Edith Lohse and husband, Kelly; sister Nancy Cox; grandchildren, Amara Hudgin and husband Alfred, Adrianne Day and husband Harry, Amanda Houghton and husband Stephen, Melissa Black and husband Jake, Jeremy Dyess and wife Dani, Nathan Reaves and wife Crystal, Nicole Morris and husband Demarcus; 17 great-grandchildren; and extended family members.