Helen Garber Reynolds

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The funeral service for Mrs. Helen Garber Reynolds, 93, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church with The Rev. Chris K. Hartley officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour in LaGarde Hall at the church. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Reynolds passed away on January 31, 2015 at NHC. Mrs. Reynolds was born in Birmingham the daughter of Helen Eubank and Alexander Christian Garber. She attended Avondale School and Ramsay High School and graduated in 1942 from Randolph Macon Woman's College and received her B.A. She later served as president of The Debutante Club of Birmingham and volunteered at the Aircraft Warning Center. She married Walker Reynolds Jr., M.D. on March 6, 1943. While Dr. Reynolds served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, Mrs. Reynolds worked as a caseworker at The Birmingham Department of Public Welfare. Upon her husband's return from the War, they relocated to Philadelphia, Pa. where Dr. Reynolds took post-graduate courses in surgery at The University of Pennsylvania. They returned to Birmingham in 1947 and Mrs. Reynolds worked as a social worker during the early years of the Junior League of Birmingham Speech School. In 1950, their family relocated to her husband's hometown of Anniston. She served as the Treasurer of the Anniston Memorial Hospital Guild, operated the hospital coffee shop and established scholarships for nurses. She also worked as a Gray Lady at the Noble Army Hospital at Ft. McClellan. In 1958, she helped to establish The Episcopal Day School at The Church of St. Michael and All Angels. In 1962, she and her husband helped found The Anniston Academy, now The Donoho School, where she served in the school library. She served her church and her community in many capacities such as being a representative from The Cheaha Convocation on the Diocesan Board of The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, being a founding member of The Alabama Shakespeare Festival of Alabama and served as one of three sustaining representatives on the executive committee of The Anniston-Calhoun Junior Service League, now The Junior League of Anniston-Calhoun County. After Dr. Reynold's retirement in 1981, they travelled extensively. She was a member of the Anniston Country Club, The Mountain Brook Club of Birmingham, The Trowel Garden Club of Birmingham, The Wednesday Study Club, The Garden Guild, the Bienville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Birmingham Museum of Art, The Anniston Museum, The Berman Museum, The Friends of the Library, The Historical Association of Calhoun County and the Alabama Historical Association. Mrs. Reynolds' favorite pastimes were flower arranging and gardening. She will be remembered for graciously entertaining at her beautiful home on Rendalia. Mrs. Reynolds is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Dr. Walker Reynolds Jr. Mrs. Reynolds is survived by her children, Walker Reynolds III, of Birmingham, Helen Reynolds Laney and her husband, Randy M. Laney, of Anniston and Alexander Garber Reynolds and his wife, Blair McNaron Reynolds, of Birmingham; grandchildren, Helen Laney Taylor and her husband, Tom Taylor, Caroline Laney Kalpinski and her husband, Craig Kalpinski, Leslie Laney Hale and her husband, Scott Hale, Alexander G. Reynolds Jr. and his wife, Kara Reynolds, Gordon Reynolds Haight and her husband, Lt. Sean Haight, M.D., USN and Walker Reynolds IV; great-grandchildren, Thomas Taylor, Jeffery Taylor, Alex Kalpinski, Mary-Marlowe Hale, and Laney Hale. Pallbearers will be Larry K. Deason, Henry W. Donald, Scott Hale, Stanton B. Ingram, Alexander G. Reynolds Jr., Walker Reynolds IV, Perry H. Reynolds and Dudley C. Reynolds. Honorary pallbearer will be James E. Ingram. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1884, Anniston, AL 36202; The Donoho School, 2501 Henry Road, Anniston, AL 36207 or to the Longleaf Botanical Gardens, PO Box 1587, Anniston, AL 36202. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 4, 2015