Viola (Kester) Reynolds
She was born Feb. 24, 1916 in Post to Robert Kester and Christina Elizabeth (Gibson) Kester.
She married Ernest Lawson Reynolds and together they lived in Prineville where they operated a ranch on McKay Road. She worked in the genealogical field and helped to set up the Family History Center in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She visited many cemeteries gathering information in the process. She also worked with the production of the Crook County Historical Society's history books.
Survivors include her sister Doris Foster Eslick of Maryland; son, Ralph Lawson Reynolds and his wife Marvis (McCoy) Reynolds of Prineville; adopted daughter, Patricia Kaye Stuart and her husband Richard of Hopland, Calif.; grandchildren, Daniel Reynolds and his wife Lynda of Hood River, Susan Woodall and her husband Paul of Grainfield, Kan., Timothy Reynolds of Baker City, Kristina Juris of Prineville, James Juris of Portland, Charles Juris and his wife Lisa of Santa Rosa, Calif., 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two infant children, five siblings and two infant grandsons.
At her request no services will be held. Private burial will take place at Juniper Haven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crook County Historical Society earmarked for Large Print Books or to Pioneer Memorial Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Prineville Funeral Home.