Gene (Eugene) L. Reynolds | Obituary

Gene (Eugene) L. Reynolds | Obituary

Gene (Eugene) L. Reynolds | Obituary

Gene Reynolds, 87, passed away at his

home in Puyallup, WA on October 15 a er

a two-year battle with cancer.

Gene was born in Dewey County, South

Dakota, and his family moved to the Seattle

area when he was a small child. A er initially

settling in Seattle, they moved to Kent

and Gene graduated from Kent High School

in 1950. Out of high school Gene was employed

by e Boeing Company, le to

spend 4 years as an aircra mechanic in the

US Air Force (1951 – 1955), and then went

back to Boeing until his retirement. Upon

discharge from the Air Force, Gene met

Amy Boley, and they married in 1957. ey

initially lived in South Seattle but moved

to Kent where they raised their family on

Kent’s Scenic Hill.

Gene spent his entire working career at Boeing, retiring a er

42 years. Unfortunately his wife passed away shortly a er retirement,

but Gene was lucky to have found new friends and a 1931

Model-A he named Susie and spent much time in his later years

tinkering with Susie and hanging out with fellow members of

the Galloping Gerties Model-A Club of Tacoma.

Gene had a lifelong love of music, and enjoyed

going to live music events including

musical theater at various regional theater

companies and concert halls. He encouraged

his grandchildren to play musical instruments

and participate in the arts and

enjoyed watching them perform in concerts

and plays.

Gene also enjoyed spending as much

time as possible outdoors, working in his

proli c vegetable garden and beautifully

landscaped yard. Until a year ago he was

still camping with friends and family each

year.

A er his cancer diagnosis in 2018, Gene

sold his Mt. Rainier-view home in Orting

and moved into an assisted living facility in

Puyallup where he resided until his passing.

Gene is survived by three loving children, Laura (Ron) Hartliep,

John (Gina) Reynolds and Pam Reynolds. Gene also has

4 grandchildren – Bobbi, Eric, Hayden and Ollie and 4 great

grandchildren.

No memorial is planned at this time due to the pandemic.


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