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Olga Reynolds

Private services for Olga M. “Mimi” Reynolds of Grass Valley will be conducted. Her ashes will be scattered at sea.

Mrs. Reynolds died Thursday, Jan. 2, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She was 97.

She was born on April 2, 1905, in Corralitos to Eric Olaf Nelson and Cora Nancy Caudill. She graduated from Paso Robles High School and attended two years of college. She married Donald Lynn Reynolds on March 3, 1934, in Salinas. She was a homemaker. In her youth she worked in ranching and farming. She lived in Alta Sierra for the last nine years. She had been a resident of various communities around Monterey Bay and in the Hollister region. She was president of the Monterey Peninsula Bonzai Association and received many civic awards for her landscaping designs. She enjoyed gardening and ceramics.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard “Dick” and Joanna Reynolds of Grass Valley; grandson, Gregory Reynolds of Ossining, N.Y.; granddaughter, Marcy Reynolds of Corralitos; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Reynolds, in 1987; parents; brothers Harvey, Wallace and Ervin Nelson; and sister, Vera Talley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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