Charles Reynolds

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Charles Bryan Reynolds

Charles Bryan Reynolds (Chuck) passed away peacefully in his own home in Albuquerque on January 29, 2018. He is survived by two children from his first marriage, Tom Reynolds and Mary Davidson, both of Albuquerque, and two grandchildren. He is also survived by a stepson, Doug Bolich, and two step-grandchildren, from his second marriage.

He was born in the Panhandle of Texas on December 5, 1931, and moved to Albuquerque with his family in 1936 to escape the Depression. He was a graduate of Albuquerque High School in 1949. Chuck earned a BS degree and an MS degree in Geology from UNM in 1953 and 1954, respectively. He also met and married Ann Lindhardt in 1950, while they were students.

Chuck worked as a geologist and geophysicist for Chevron Oil Company for 18 years. During that time he and his family lived in Australia and South America, and he worked all over the world. One of his professional accomplishments during those years was to participate in the discovery of oil at Barrow Island in Australia, which for many years was one of the largest producing oil fields in the Pacific. He returned to Albuquerque in 1973, to start his own company specializing in engineering and environmental seismology, and to be near his mother, who had lived alone since his father died in 1961. His first wife, Ann, ran the company with him until she passed away in 1984, after which he married Irene Barber, also a practicing geologist, in Albuquerque. They ran the company until 2003, when she passed away. Chuck Reynolds played an important part in developing the new science of shallow seismological exploration. Chuck was an active participant in the community throughout his life. He was most recently a member of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, and he had been a member of the Albuquerque Geological Society and the American Institute of Professional Geologists for decades.

There will be a memorial service for Chuck on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1 pm, at Saint Michael and All Angels Church. All who knew him are welcome to attend.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 23, 2018