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George E. Reynolds

August 14, 2013 by

George E. Reynolds, 84 passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013.

He was born in Cottonwood, Ariz. On April 15, 1929. When he a 12 he moved with his family to southern Oregon. George had a strong work ethic which landed him a job with the railroad at the age of 14. He finished his high school education and attended several years of college before marrying Nadine, his high school sweetheart on July 16, 1949.

George held several different jobs before becoming employed with the Forest Service on the Diamond Lake District. He started at the station at Big Camas which was closed after a road was built along the North Umpqua River and all operations were moved to Toketee Ranger Station. He was in charge of the recreation department and helped develop the campgrounds and picnic areas surrounding Diamond Lake. Also, he worked on fire lookouts, aided crews on forest fire lines and did search and rescue. In1974 George and Nadine moved to Sitka, Alaska and in 1982 to Leavenworth, Wash. continuing their jobs for the Forest Service. George retired in 1987 and in 1991 he and Nadine moved to Lakeview where they enjoyed 22 wonderful years as volunteers for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife working at Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge and conducted Christmas bird counts for the Audubon Society.

George was a talented man. He could build anything. He loved the outdoors and wide open spaces.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nadine, who passed away May 10, 2013.

George is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Pete and Vonna Reynolds and Loren and Sherry Reynolds; daughter and son-in-law Penny and Rolf Lengwenus; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

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