Gerald Reynolds

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Gerald L. "Jerry" Reynolds
March 15, 1941 - August 9, 2014

Gerald L. "Jerry" Reynolds, 73, was born March 15, 1941, in Plainwell, MI to Orlo and Evelyn (Punches) Reynolds and died August 9, 2014, in Aurora, CO at University of Colorado Hospital.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lorraine (Weaver); sons, Todd (Beth) of Brighton, CO, and Dan (Amy) of Colorado Springs, CO; two sisters, Lois (Jim) Gabala, and Kay Hutchinson, and a brother, Steve (Judy) Reynolds. Jerry enjoyed being a grandfather to his six grandchildren, Jesse, Casey, Conner, Gabby, Kaya and Rylie.
Jerry graduated from Michigan State University with a Masters Degree in 1964. He taught social studies in Holt, MI while also coaching the high school football and baseball teams. He was recently inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
The mountains of Colorado pulled him away from Michigan in 1973. He settled in Grand Junction, CO and spent many years working as a school administrator, retiring in 1999. He spent the next several years traveling with his wife, Lori, from Alaska to Texas and many adventures in between.
In 2001 Jerry was diagnosis with Parkinson's disease. As with everything in his life, he looked at the disease and said "You will not defeat me" and it didn't. He continued playing golf, hunting, and being an excellent husband and grandfather. You could find Jerry and Lori at their grandkids sporting activities cheering their teams to victory.
His family, friends and all of the children he touched though coaching, school and throughout his life will miss Jerry. May he Rest In Peace.
The family has appreciated all of the care and compassion Jerry received from the Parkinson's community and would like for its great efforts to continue. In lieu of flowers, you may visit Jerry's Memorial page at www3.parkinson.org/goto/Jerry_Reynolds and read his story.
An 11:00 a.m. memorial service will be held Thursday, August 21, at the Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, Grand Junction, CO. A luncheon will follow the service.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on Aug. 17, 2014
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