Mrs. Thelma O. Reece, 215 Van Buren, died in a local hospital yesterday after a long illness. She was born Feb. 7, 1918 in Fort Worth, Texas. She had been a resident of the West Side the past 16 years and of the state of California for 23 years. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Reece of Taft, one son, Virgil Reece of the U.S. Navy, one daughter, Shirley Scott of Taft, one grandson, Donny Scott of Taft, her mother, Myrtle Vickers of Fort Worth and one brother, Clarence Vickers of Fort Worth. Mrs. Reece was a former employee of Standard Oil Co. she was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock in Erickson and Brown Chapel. Rev. J.W. Bruner of the First Baptist Church will officiate.