Harold Reynolds, age 89, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, after succumbing from an accidental head injury.
Harold was born November 7, 1923 in Nashua, N. H., the son of Wilfred Reynolds and Emma Derosior. He was a veteran of three wars: WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Harold retired from the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant and was awarded numerous commendations and medals for his dedication and bravery, including six Bronze Stars. As friends and family will attest, the discipline and patriotism he learned in the Army never left him. After his honorable service to his country, Harold spent his retirement playing cards with family, fly-fishing in the Applegate River, and panning for gold. He had a wonderful sense of humor, delighted in telling stories to his young ones, and was always there to help out in any way he could. He was a jack of all trades and a craftsman who could fix almost anything. Harold had that rare something about him quality that affected everybody he met; to know Harold was to love Harold.
Harold's first wife, Helen Peelo, passed away in 1981. On April 13, 1991, Harold married Mabel Ottem and instantly became a member of Mabel's family which included her four children, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Harold leaves behind Mabel and her family; as well as a brother, sisters, nieces and nephews, and many friends throughout the United States.
Private services will be held at the Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, Ore., where he will be laid to rest with his military comrades.