Reagan Christine Alves, 14, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 in an automobile accident.
Reagan, or Hurricane Reagan, as she was lovingly nicknamed, blew on to the scene May 19, 2007. No one was ever the same again. She touched every life she encountered, animals, people, and most especially the underdogs. She was highly competitive, intelligent and fiercely loyal to her loved ones. She was tenacious in everything that mattered to her, and everything mattered to her. She never left a room without telling you she loved you. Words that people use to describe her were headstrong, devoted, brilliant, intense, perceptive, free spirited and an unequivocal leader with a tender heart.
She was an avid athlete, starting her basketball career the second her older sister could put a basketball in her hands. Softball came a little later, but with her competitive nature and desire to excel, she flourished. She was a young adult that never slowed down and always had plans. She was a 4-H member for years, raising sheep and helping at her parents’ farm.
If Reagan's passing has taught us anything, it's to make time for your people. Take that extra hug and always tell them you love them.
Reagan was preceded in death by: her grandfather, Tony Alves, who passed away two weeks after Reagan; her grandmother, Jewell Alves; and great-grandpa, Eldon Dyer.
Reagan is survived by: her parents, Gregg and Lisa Alves of Estacada; sister, Delaney (23); grandparents, Bob and Pam Epley; her aunts and uncles, Amanda and John Hopkins, Laurie and Cliff Toney and Lisa and Mario Maya; aunt, Karen Kelly; seven cousins, Kambry, Kyra, CJ, Monroe, Cash, Michael and Isaiah; her two black cats, Bohdi and Carlos; and her golden retriever, Griswold. She is also survived by many other family members, as well as a very wide network of friends considered family.
The Alves are setting up the Reagan Christine Memorial Fund to help continue education for other worthy and commendable children. Donations can be made to Edward Jones on behalf of the Alves Family and should be mailed to Edward Jones, Trevor Hoskinson, 2909 Portland Road, Newberg, OR 97132.