Ann Reynolds 1944-2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Ann Reynolds 1944-2019

Ann Reynolds, 75 years old, born July 10, 1944 in Whitehall, Montana, spent her last day with the same humor she exhibited all her life. Her caring, humor and spirit is proven by the many, many friends she left behind and by the family who now mourn her passing.

Pony, Montana, is where her spirit thrived. A place that fed her energy for canning, hand-quilting, doll collecting and travel, all intended as gifts, as sharing, her way of demonstrating that she cared for family, cherished friendships and thought kindly of those she did not know well.

Ann is preceded by her first husband, Dennis DeFrance; Jan Philips; JoAnne Philips; and parents Fred and Helen Philips.

She is survived by husband Harvey Reynolds, Dillon; brother Joe Philips (Debbie Philips), Pony; daughter Lisa Defrance (Steve Creson), Salt Lake City; sons Travis Reynolds (Melinda) and Gary DeFrance (Leanne), Harrison, Montana; and by Inez Reynolds, grandmother; Joe Reynolds and Dave Reynolds (Mary Pat), brothers-in-law; and six grandchildren, Taya, Derik, Aaron, Fern, Riley, Madison; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. All beneficiaries of her generosity and love.

One of Ann’s bigger accomplishments is her more than two decades driving the seniors’ bus for the city of Dillon. Through her dedication and grant writing she was able to help the program grow and become sustainable. Every year each senior was given an assortment of homemade jellies.

Probably her biggest joy was sharing in the accomplishments of her grandchildren – she took them on trips, never missed a ball game, recital, concert, or academic accomplishment.

Since retiring in 2013, she and her husband traveled the West and Southwest visiting friends they’d made over the years.

“As long as you’ve got your health you have to do things, I’m not gonna be bored, I can tell you that.” She will be missed.

Burial and funeral were Monday, Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Service was at K-n-L Mortuary, Harrison, Montana. Burial was at Pony, Montana, Cemetery. After-Celebration at Pony Masons’ Hall. Donations to Harrison School for Missoula Children’s Theater, c/o Harrison School, P.O. Box 7, Harrison, MT 59735.

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