Marie V. Reynolds

Marie V. Reynolds, nee Lau, 95, of West Bend, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008 at the Samaritan Health Center, West Bend.

She was born on Feb. 19, 1913 in Redding, Calif. to the late Percy and Blanche (nee Brownlee) Lau.

She married John Rodney Reynolds on Nov. 18, 1933 in Highland Park, Mich. and he passed away on Aug. 24, 1954. She later married Leslie Reynolds on Sept. 7, 1968 in Redford, Mich. and the couple moved to West Bend. Leslie passed away Feb. 3, 1988.

After she was first married, Marie cared for newborn foster children for several years. After the death of her first husband, Marie worked as a dental assistant for doctors Floyd and Bob Vernier in Detroit for 12 years.

She enjoyed needlepoint, reading, writing poems and attending classes at UW-Washington County. She was a member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, West Bend, and the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by two children, John (Janice) Reynolds of Wolverine Lake, Mich., and Joanne (Edward) Cline of Prescott, Mich.; six step-children Marlene Ciriacks of West Bend, Marolyn (Bob) Kell of West Bend, Janet (Herb) Schwarze of Durham, N.C., Bonnie (Ralph) Julien of Cherokee Village, Ark., Tevis Reynolds of Pisgah Forest, N.C., and Kay (Rev. Bob) Blackurn of Berlin; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; a brother Jim (Arlene) Lau of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Rodney Reynolds; her second husband, Leslie Reynolds; a son, Tom Reynolds; a sister, Margaret Beard; two grandsons, John "Chip" Reynolds and John LaBenne; a great-grandson, Jordan Schwarze; and a step-son-in-law, Sam Ciriacks.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Michigan.