Mittie Jo Reynolds
Mittie Jo Reynolds, of Glenwood Springs, Colo., died on July 12, 2002. She was 78.
Mrs. Reynolds was born May 25, 1924, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Cecil and Mittie Britton Hart.
After some time in college, she was trained as a bacteriologist, working first at the St. Louis County Health Department and later in the clinical laboratory of the Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital in St. Louis County.
She was introduced to her future husband, Bob Reynolds, MD, on a Christmas Day when both happened to be having lunch in the hospital staff cafeteria. They married on Feb. 10, 1951.
In 1952, Mr. Reynolds was drafted into the Army Medical Corps and assigned to the Army General Hospital in Munich, Germany. Mrs. Reynolds joined him there where the couple spent the next 2 years. Throughout her life, she retained fond memories of her travels through Europe.
Upon return the the United States, Mrs. Reynolds began developing her substantial artistic talents: Oil painting, water colors, various artistic crafts, tailoring and finally quilting were all in her artistic scope.
In 1991, the Reynoldses bought a house in Swiss Village in the beautiful Crystal River Valley, using it first as a vacation cottage and expanding it in 1995 when they moved to the Valley for retirement.
Mrs. Reynolds had been a resident of Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale, Colo., since mid-November 2001.
Mrs. Reynolds is survived by daughters Katheryn Reynolds and Patricia Reynolds; son Bob Reynolds Jr.; and grandchildren Brian Joseph Reynolds, Marissa Jane Reynolds, Robert Nicholas Reynolds, and Hollie Charlotte Reynolds.
A funeral service will be held at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home Chapel at 405 W. Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Burial will follow at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.
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