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CATHI REYNOLDS


1961 - 2014 | In Memoriam Condolences
CATHI REYNOLDS In Memoriam
CATHI REYNOLDS Cathi Elaine Reynolds, beloved wife, mother, sister and daughter, left this earth suddenly and unexpectedly to be with the Lord on July 3, 2014. Cathi was born on March 31, 1961 to Richard Alfred Smith and Nancy Ann (Williamson) Smith in San Mateo, CA., and spent her childhood in Burlingame, CA.. She was a graduate of Reno High School in Reno, NV. She began her working career at Founders Title Company in Redwood City and worked at a number of other title companies in the Bay Area. Cathi married Charles Fred Reynolds on August 18, 1984, at St. Catherine of Ciena Catholic Church in Burlingame, CA., with the promise to love each other "Forever and A Day." That promise is still in effect. Next month would have been their 30th wedding anniversary. The couple made their home in Fremont, CA., where they were blessed with a son, Charles Fred Reynolds Jr. in 1986. It was during this time in Fremont, Cathi decided to turn her horticulture hobby into a successful business and became the owner and operator of the Busy B Plant Service, selling and servicing office plants in many Bay Area companies. Cathi was also active in her son's school and served a term as PTSG President at St. Leonard's Catholic School in Fremont, CA. She also enjoyed singing in a rock n' roll band called "The Boomers" with her husband and friends. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. It was not only permitted to burst into song at the dinner table, it was highly encouraged. The family moved to Red Bluff in 2004. Cathi worked as a care giver at Sail House. She became an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, including membership in the Altar Guild and currently serving as Hospitality minister on the church Vestry, the lay leadership council. Small children and animals gravitated to her. As Antsy McClain said of Cathi "A beautiful soul has left us, moved on, but lingering in our hearts. She inspired me, and anyone who knew her, to face life and its adversity with a brave smile and a positive attitude." She was the great grand daughter of baseball Hall Of Fame outfielder Harry Hooper of the Boston Red Sox. Cathi is survived by her husband Charles Fred Reynolds and son Charles Fred Reynolds Jr. of Red Bluff and sister Deborah Jean Vilotti of Escalon, CA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Williamson Liest, her father, Richard Alfred Smith, older sister Shelley Marie Smith and beloved grandmother Marie Hooper Strain. A funeral service will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11:00AM . In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cathi Reynolds Memorial Trust at St. Peter's Episcopal Church or to Safe Haven Horse Rescue in Cottonwood, CA.
Published in Daily News from July 17 to July 19, 2014
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