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Reginald Reynolds

Reginald Reynolds, 88, of Prescott Valley, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in Prescott Valley.

He was born Nov. 21, 1911, in Fort Collins, Colo., to Orville J. and Faye (Bilbrough) Reynolds.

Mr. Reynolds graduated from Michigan State University in 1936 with a degree in forestry. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service, and in 1938 was assigned to the Prairie States Forestry Project (Shelterbelt Project) in Elk City, Okla.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1936 and later, in 1939, served in the 1st Cavalry Division. He returned to the Forest Service in 1940, but in 1942 was ordered back to active military duty and was assigned to the Army Air Corps. He was company commander and served as post provost marshal at General Eisenhower's headquarters prior to the D-Day invasion.

After V-E Day he returned to the U.S. in Greenville, S.C., and became staff provost marshal of the 9th Air Force. After his discharge in 1948, he went back to work for the Forest Service. He worked in Arizona, including service at the Sitgreaves National Forest, and in New Mexico for several years before retiring in 1969 after 30 years of service.

Mr. Reynolds enjoyed hunting and the outdoors, and was a member of the Big 10 and Big 9 in Arizona. He married Mavis Jackson in 1960 in Mesa, and they moved to Prescott Valley in 1984.

Surviving are his wife, Mavis; son, Lee of Conner, Mont.; daughters, Jeanna Kuhlman of Dolores, Colo., Marsha Porter and Roslyn Dawkins, both of Missoula, Mont., and Claire Bouten of Deer Park, Wash.; 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

His son, Paul, preceded him in death in 1984.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Sunrise Funeral Home, Prescott Valley.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Southern Baptist Church, Prescott Valley, with the Rev. R.A. Guthrie officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Redwood Memorial Gardens, Dewey.

The family suggests memorial contributions to First Southern Baptist Church, 2820 N. Pleasant View Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

Rachel Angeline Thompson

Rachel Angeline Thompson, 93, of Prescott, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at a local care center.

She was born Feb. 5, 1907, in Dickey County, N.D., to Ole and Isabelle Berge.

Mrs. Thompson was married to her husband, Millard, for 51 years – from 1937 until his death on Aug. 23, 1988. She worked at Burrough's in Fargo, N.D., from the 1920s to 1940. She returned to work in 1962 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tucson.

She played the piano for 80 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tucson. Mrs. Thompson's family knew her as a wonderful mother and grandmother who passed her love of music on to her children.

Surviving are her daughters, Janet Waters of Prescott and Judith Capps of Oklahoma; son, Jerome of Safford; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Friday at the Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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