Published in the Pine County Courier, Sandstone, MN June 29, 2017
Mary Reynolds was born on July 14, 1950 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She died suddenly on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
She was a wife, mother, sister and nurse who lovingly welcomed many babies into the world. Mary was a compassionate and caring person that touched the lives of all she met. She started her nursing career in 1970. She worked at Red Lake Minnesota for several years and then moved to Sitka, Alaska where she worked at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in OB. Mary later became a counselor in the Wisewoman (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women across the Nation) program and helped numerous women learn and maintain lasting heart-healthy lifestyles throughout Alaska. After many years in Sitka, Mary moved back to Minnesota and lived in Finlayson where she worked as a station secretary at Essential Hospital in Sandstone. She enjoyed working with the staff and patients in her new role. Mary loved making quilts, doing beadwork and playing bingo. She especially loved hanging out with her nieces, nephews, and their families.
She was preceded in death by her son David and her parents Ernest and Virginia Fishback.
She is survived by her husband Mike and loving daughter Heidi as well as her sisters Margaret (Dan) Courteau and Irene Simmons.
Her kindness and gentle spirit will be missed by all that knew her.
There will be a celebration of Mary’s life on Saturday July 1 5th at Dan & Peg’s house in Hinckley, MN The family would appreciate memorials made to the American Heart Association in Mary’s name.