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Frances Lee Betz Reynolds
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1908
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 2006
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Frances Lee Betz Reynolds, was born March 8, 1908 in Los Angeles and died October 26, 2006 in Glendale.

Frances' family moved to Glendale in 1913 and she attended Glendale public schools. Her class was the first to graduate from the Glendale High School campus located at Broadway and Verdugo Road.

In 1924, Frances entered Mills College in Oakland, California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching certificate in 1928. She taught school, primarily at Columbus Elementary School in Glendale from 1928 to 1935.

Frances married Harley Earl Reynolds in 1932 and together they had four children, two sons and two daughters.

Harley died in 1968 and daughter, Linda Reynolds Coulter died in 1969.

Frances' son, Harry Edward Reynolds, a retired physician, and his wife, Mary Ann reside in Boise, Idaho and her son, Philip Lee Reynolds, a retired attorney, and his wife, Elizabeth reside in Glendale. Her daughter, Leslie Reynolds Homer resides with her husband, George Homer in El Dorado Hills, California.

Frances is also survived by twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Frances had a keen mind and lively sense of humor. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood for over seventy years and, for many years, attended art classes given by Professor Leonard DeGrassi under the auspices of Glendale Community College.

She also loved to read, play bridge, work jigsaw puzzles and do handwork. In her later years, the Braille Institute books on tape were a great source of enjoyment for her.

Before giving up her driver's license at age 90, Frances was always ready to chauffeur her friends to their various activities.

After Harley's death in 1968, Frances traveled extensively for many years, visiting all the continents except Antarctica, and most of the major tourist attractions in the world. Her travels included excursions on all kinds of exotic transportation from dugout canoes to hot air balloons.

One of the highlights of her adventures occurred on her 90th birthday when her daughter, Leslie arranged a ride for her over Long Beach harbor in the Goodyear Blimp. In 1987, Frances persuaded several of her bridge-playing friends to move with her to the Villa Gardens retirement center in Pasadena where she resided until her death.

Although diminished eyesight prevented her from playing bridge in her later years, she continued to enjoy the companionship of her many friends at Villa Gardens. One of the charitable activities she supported was the Villa Gardens Residents Association program to provide mentors and financial support for Jefferson School, a public elementary school located near Villa Gardens.  
 
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 Spouse:
  Harley E Reynolds (1895 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  Linda Reynolds Reynolds Coulter (1939 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: So We Always Remember
Record added: Nov 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16421657
Frances Lee <i>Betz</i> Reynolds
Added by: Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves
 
Frances Lee <i>Betz</i> Reynolds
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- So We Always Remember
 Added: Nov. 1, 2006
 
 
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