Peresephone "Doc" Reynolds
1944 - 2018
Dr. Peresephone "Doc" Reynolds, 73, passed away peacefully at home in Clinton Township surrounded by her family on May 2, 2018.
Born Sept 11, 1944 in Pontiac, she grew up in Lake Orion and moved to Harrisville in 1971 and began teaching for Oscoda Area Schools and Alpena Community College until her retirement in 2007.
Doc always had a special bond with her students and fellow teachers and she enjoyed visiting with many at the Huron Poker Room.
She was formally active on the Harrisville City Council for many years.
Doc moved to Clinton Twp. in 2016 to be closer to family and is survived by Life Partner Gloria Laurette.
A memorial will be held in Oscoda in mid-June to celebrate the life of Doc at a date yet to be determined.
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Published by Iosco County News-Herald from May 5 to May 25, 2018.
No memorial events are currently scheduled.
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I was fortunate enough to have Ms. Reynolds (the only thing I would ever dare call her in the early 1980s) as my teacher for creative writing and Advanced Placement English at Oscoda High School. The experience was equal parts terror and joy. She made a writer out of me, and the praise she gave my writing was more important than any praise I have ever received. I am proud to say that she inspired me to be a teacher and a lifelong writer.
Michael Thompson
May 17, 2018
Absolutely loved this woman, one of my favorite teachers, very smart and funny. Always looked forward to her class, which I never did for any other teacher. After high school I got to know Gloria as well, playing bingo at the eagles in oscoda. My thoughts and prayers go to her and the family during this terrible loss.
Robert Ferguson
May 17, 2018
Seph and I were grad school mates. She was a good friend and a quick wit.
Maupsa B
May 15, 2018
Doc Reynolds was an amazing teacher and helped so many. If it was not for her encouragement, I don't know if I would have gone to university. I eventually earned a Phd in Latin American history, but I'll never forget Doc's encouragement during AP English class my senior year. Today I teach both college writing and history courses, and only wish I could have thanked her for the difference she made for meand my students, now that I am on the other side of the classroom. She was a wonderful, funny, and giving person who certainly left a profound mark.
Cheryl Frei
May 9, 2018
A phenomenal teacher!! Loved her dry wit.My daughters had her for English and all of them spoke highly of her.
Penny Zacharias
May 9, 2018
our hearts are filled with joy knowing the Lord has one of his children back home with Him Thank you for sharing Doc Reynolds with us, sharing her love, kindness and her love of teaching.Prayers to Gloria and the family.
Sherry Perry
May 9, 2018
Seph was one incredible lady and friend who touched so many lives. Her dry sense of humor, her sense of caring, and her love for her students and friends was unsurpassed. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with Gloria and the family. Our memories of Doc will always make us smile. She will be so greatly missed.
Michele & Eric Rickelmann
May 8, 2018
Seph was one of the most beautiful souls I've ever met. My sincerest condolences to her life-long love Gloria, and to the rest of her family.
Konni Stewart-Amspaugh
May 8, 2018
What a splendid teacher! Doc's English instruction at Oscoda High School was superior to anything I experienced at the university level. I shall cherish memories of in-class essays, creative assignments, her use of first-rate motion pictures to supplement lessons, discipline, and subtle humor.
Nicholas Schmelter
May 8, 2018
Seph was a marvelous person who impacted the lives of many, mine among them. Her kind spirit, sharp intellect, wit, wisdom and unique ability to speak truth to fools (me) at precisely the right moment... was unique and wonderful. The world is a lesser place without Seph Reynolds. It saddens me to know I won't hear her voice, yet it will be with me always. I am grateful for her enduring presence.
Bob McArdle
May 8, 2018
Aunt Seph was one of my favorite people...I will always remember her sense of humor, her intellect, her sarcasm, and her giant heart. I always looked forward to visiting during my trips up north as a child.
Being bit of a black sheep, I didn't connect with a whole lot of people...her and my uncle bud were two that I truly felt connected to as a young girl. I am happy to have had them both in my life. You will be missed Aunt Seph!!
Marlo Schimpf
May 6, 2018
Love you Aunt Seph rest in peace. You will be missed.
Janice Lynn
May 5, 2018
Aunt Seph was always very generous and gave great advise. She is at peace now and her memory will always live on.
Doreen Skarjune
May 5, 2018
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