Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

St. George, UT

 

GSPC Says Goodbye to Paul Reynolds

We are saddened by the news of the death of Paul Reynolds.

Paul Scott Reynolds, Jr.
August 8, 1933 - June 25, 2018

Paul Reynolds, age 84, passed away peacefully June 25, 2018.

Paul was born August 8, 1933 in Detroit, MI. He was the fifth child and the only boy. His father thought it was important that Paul learn how to work, and they spent several summers together building a log cabin, fishing, and tending a victory garden.

Several things were important to Paul as a young adult: he earned an Eagle Scout Award, he attended Cass Tech high school, and he graduated from Wayne State University. Paul was in ROTC as a university student and after graduation served in the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant in maintenance engineering.

Paul was fond of saying he was born in Detroit, went to school in Detroit, and worked his entire career for DTE in Detroit producing electricity (for Detroit). After retirement, Paul and Gloria spent the first year as volunteers at McCurdy Mission School in Espanola, NM, before moving to their Kayenta home where Paul began a new career in life as "Gloria's Right Hand Man." They worked on many projects together. Whether taking Shivwitz kids snow tubing, or helping prepare another lunch for the soup kitchen, and anything in between, Paul was right there helping. He was a giver of his time and talents.

Paul loved the adventure of traveling to new and distant areas. Sometimes they traveled on foot, other times they traveled on bicycle. They traveled for fun and sometimes they traveled to help build Houses For Habitat (with Jimmy Carter). Those who wish can make a donation to Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah, in memory of Paul. Habitat is an organization Paul helped start after moving here.

Paul was an athlete (check those Senior Games medals), an engineer, a traveler (all the continents), an octogenarian, and a loving husband and father. We are grateful for his life and love.

A celebration of life service for Paul Scott Reynolds Jr. Will be held on Saturday August 11, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church located at 611 North 2450 East in St George. After the celebration of life there will be an interment service for his ashes in the Rose Garden followed by a luncheon in the fellowship hall.