Edith Reynolds, 92 passed away on Monday, Feb. 27th, 2017 in Bellingham, WA. She was the wife of Dale Lavelle Reynolds. They shared 72 years of marriage.
Edith was born in Portland, Oregon. She was the daughter of Henry and Mary Elsasser. Edith had an eighth grade education, and went back to get her high school diploma at the age of 63. Edith worked hard and did whatever was needed to do. In the early years, she milked cows and picked potatoes by hand down on the River road, later she sorted potatoes for Erdman's Potatoes on the Aldrich Rd. In 1965, she worked at Newberry's Dept. store in Bellingham. Following that she worked for Alec Gitts at the Red Top Nursery. Edith loved to feed everyone, so it was the best fit for her to cook for the children at Mt. View Elementary School, which was where she retired from.
Edith is survived by her children, Dianne Rinesmith of Custer and Suzie Reynolds of Ferndale. She has six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by her sister, Lil Petersen, brother-in-law Stanley Reynolds, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Edith was preceded in death by her devoted husband Dale, her parents Henry and Mary Elsasser, her brothers; Dave, Henry, Albert, Ryne and sisters Mary, Frieda and Martha.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 4th, at 1:00pm at Moles Greenacres, 5700 Northwest Dr., Ferndale. The online guestbook is available for family and friends at www.molesfarewelltributes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice House at 2800 Douglas Ave, Bellingham, WA. 98225.