Virginia "Sammy" Reynolds

Wednesday, May 2nd, 1923 - Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Virginia “Sammy” Reynolds, 96, a resident of the Oregon Veteran’s Home in The Dalles, OR passed away on October 10, 2019 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center from complications of pneumonia.

Sammy was born on May 2, 1923 to the late Ada Bell Hart and Allan J. Murray in Hood River, OR. However she was raised on a wheat ranch in Sherman County where she lived until moving to Hood River to attend high school. She was a graduated from St. Anthony’s School of Nursing in Pendleton, OR. Following nursing school, she worked at a small hospital in Paris, TN where she met Alvin Reynolds. They were married on December 18, 1946 in Corinth, MS. The couple lived in Hood River for 30 years.

Sammy worked a variety of nursing jobs in Hood River, White Salmon, and The Dalles. She enjoyed public health and migrant nursing the most. In later years, she did hospice care.
She was active in the Order of Eastern Star for many years and served as Worthy Matron twice in the 1960s. She was an Assistant 4-H Horse Club Leader for 15 years. Though these activities took a lot of her time, she always enjoyed working with kids, families, and horses.

Sammy is survived by her two children; Charlene Reynolds of Richland, WA and Steven Reynolds (Marsha Morgan) of Hood River, OR; and her grandson, Michael Keuhlen of Richland, WA. She was pre-deceased by Alvin D. Reynolds in 1975.

Services will be held at 11:00 am on October 22, 2019 at Anderson’s Tribute Center (1401 Belmont Ave. Hood River, OR). Pastor Alicia Speidel of Hood River Valley Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at Idlewilde Cemetery (980 Tucker Road Hood River, OR 97031) following the service. All are welcome to return to Anderson’s Tribute Center for a reception following the interment.

Memorials in Sammy’s name may be made to Hood River Valley Christian Church C/O of Anderson’s Tribute Center (1401 Belmont Ave Hood River, OR 97031).

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Visit to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Anderson's Tribute Center
    1401 Belmont Ave.
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  • Interment

    Idlewilde Cemetery
    980 Tucker Rd.
    HOOD RIVER, OR 97031
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    A graveside will immediately follow the service.
  • Reception

    Anderson's Tribute Center
    1401 Belmont Ave.
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    A reception will follow the graveside at 1:00pm. All are welcome.


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Rich Bradley

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I remember making the mistake of calling Sammy Mrs. Reynolds when I first met her. She corrected me immediately saying I'm Sammy.

Lea Carol Owen

Posted at 02:32pm
Aunt Virginia, You will always be in our hearts. Sent with love and remembrances, Your Nieces and Nephews - Andy, Ron, Sherry, Lea Carol, and Jon
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