David Eugene (Gene) Reynolds, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away on January 11, 2012, at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. He is survived by his sons Ed and his wife Beverly of Greeley Colorado, Phil and his wife Carol of Twin Falls, Idaho; two granddaughters, Angie and Nancy; and three great grandchildren. He married Madelyn Warren in 1941; she preceded him in death in 2006.
Gene Reynolds was born at Rocky Point, Wyoming, on May 21, 1919, the third child of Harry and Charlotte Stanton Reynolds. At the age of four, the family moved to his father’s childhood home, the Reynolds Ranch, near Sundance, Wyoming. Gene’s personal memories of his early life were filled with “lots of hard work of all kinds, but a good life”. With his brothers and sisters, he attended grade school at the Ransom School, and graduated from Sundance High School.
Gene was a hard worker from the time he was a young lad. He especially enjoyed the farm work, and knew the workings of every piece of machinery and every make and model of tractor beginning with the ‘Huber’, with his favorite being any model of the ‘Farmall’. He enjoyed carpentry work, remodeling and building new homes. He was involved in the building trades for many years, building homes in the many subdivisions that sprung up in the Cheyenne, Wyoming, area. His neighbors in Cheyenne and in his retirement years in Yuma, Arizona, enjoyed his excellent work. In addition, he was a great gardener and always had a wonderful tomato patch and the best carrots.
He leaves a loving group of friends and family who were honored to know him. He was preceded in death by his wife Madelyn; his parents, Harry and Charlotte Reynolds; a sister Alice Ackerman; and his brothers, Stanton of Ft. Myers, Florida, and Cecil of Gillette, Wyoming. He is survived by his two sons Ed (Beverly), Phil (Carol); his two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; his sisters, Doris Vore Lake of Spearfish, South Dakota, Claredna Kipp of Sundance and Carol Ann Petera of Dubois, Wyoming; and his fifteen nieces and nephews. He was a gentleman, and his love and great advice was available to all of use, even to his last day. He will be missed by all. Memorial Services are planned to be held in the spring or early summer near his Sundance ranch.