She belonged to Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Oklahoma City, had a career in civil service, and gardened.

She loved gardening and adored cats. Michelle Reeder, 33, died in the explosion with her mother, Carolyn A. Kreymborg, who also worked in the building. Like her mother, Reeder had a special fondness for azaleas. An administrative assistant with the Federal Highway Administration, she was married to a Marine, Patrick Reeder, and was working to put him through college as he studied to be a history teacher.

Field of Empty Chairs

Michelle A. Reeder
Michelle A. Reeder
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
4th Floor
Department of Transportation/Federal Highway

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