JoBeth Reeves Swires

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September 7, 1960 – June, 2019

Memorial services for JoBeth Reeves Swires, 59, of Buckeye, AZ and formerly of Eagle Butte will be held at 10:30 a.m. MT on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Cheyenne River Bingo Hall in Eagle Butte. Inurnment will be in the Eagle Butte Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

JoBeth was born prematurely on September 7, 1960 to Buzz and Faye Reeves. She was so tiny, at 6 lbs., 7 oz., she fit in a shoe box. She joined two older brothers, D’Aun and Kevin Reeves. Later another brother Kip and sister Melissa joined them.

From the get-go JoBeth loved horses and began riding at the age of three. At age six, her Grandpa Art sent her a big bay, about 15 hands, whom she called George. Shortly after, she and George made their rodeo debut in Eagle Butte.

When she was around seven or eight years old, JoBeth was a member of the Ride & Reelers Drill Team. They did a square dance on horseback. Her cousin Jim Hunt was her partner.

 

 

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