In memory of
Stephen Rexford "Steve" Reynolds
Steve Rexford Reynolds was born on May 22, 1945, in Stockton, California to George Reynolds and Dorthea (Johnson) Reynolds. He passed away Dec. 9, 2019, at a health care facility in Willits, California. At a young age, Steve, along with his parents and his older brother, George Jr., relocated to Modesto, California. In his adult life, he lived in several locations until moving to the Mendocino Coast in 1982. He left the coast in 2016 due to a decline in his health. Steve was a chef at many restaurants on the coast and loved cooking for friends and family. He enjoyed traveling and trying different cuisines from around the world. He was an amazing storyteller and always had a joke to share. He had a great sense of humor. During his time on the coast, he volunteered with the Mendocino Booster Club, Footlighters and the Inglenook Grange. He would also sometimes help with the Fred and Barney Show on the local radio. He loved his kids and grandkids immensely; one highlight of his life was having his grandson, Justin, born on his birthday. He is survived by his children, Mike Doane (Angela), Richard Reynolds (Victoria), Sara Spring (Kevin), Rachel Reynolds (Derek), Louie Reynolds (Shana); 12 grandkids and two great-grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, John Reynolds. A memorial will be held at the Mendocino Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., with refreshments to follow at Preston Hall. Donations to help with final expenses can be sent to his family: Sara Spring P.O. Box 252, Mendocino, CA 95460. Steve will be greatly missed.
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