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James Reynolds

d. October 27, 2010

James Ralph Reynolds, 57, the husband of Kathy Daniels Reynolds, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in his home with his family by his side. Jim passed after a valiant two-year struggle from liver cancer. When things were at its worst, Jim would amaze us all with his great sense of humor and his gentle tenderness to his wife and loved ones. Jim was born on September 26, 1953 to Ralph and Sally Reynolds in Pocatello. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he often demonstrated his willingness to serve others and enjoy those he associated with in the scouting program. Jim was an excellent athlete, he enjoyed participating in several sports, his favorite being little league baseball. Jim became quite accomplished in this sport, aiding his team as a catcher, to play in the World Series of American Fork Utah. In his junior years, Jim could sing and dance as well as anyone. He often sang and played musical instruments when he and his family would perform at special events. You could say he was a song and dance man. In the ninth grade Jim was called to be the Hawthorne Seminary class president because of his leadership abilities. Jim married Collen Sykes and they had a son James Mason. They were later divorced. Jim married Charlotte Koch and had another son Justin James. They were later divorced. Jim always had a soft spot in his heart for children so when a daughter of a dear friend came into his life he claimed her as his little girl. Alisha has always brought love and joy to her Daddy Jim. In the early 70's, Jim lost the sight in his right eye to a freak logging accident. Even through the trials and adjustments of this challenge, this would not dampen his spirit. Jim has always been a hard working and loyal employee. After learning of his diagnosis, Jim kept busy near-to-the-end, doing all that he could, to lessen the burdens of his wife Kathy. Jim has been so appreciative of the love and care of his wife. Though not well herself, Kathy has been a constant companion at his side to comfort and care for his every need through this horrific battle. During Jim's last years, many friends and relatives gave of their time, means and love, especially his sister Susan. Susan spent many hours taking Jim to and from hospitals/clinics in Salt Lake and Pocatello. She was the "Patient Advocate" dealing with health care professionals/health institutions to get the treatment that Jim needed. A special thanks to Jim's walking friends in the Twin Falls Mall. Jim worked nights so he was there to open the Mall in the morning, greet his friends and enjoy their morning coffee together. Jim's mall friends gave generously to his treatment fund to help with medical and travel expenses. Another thanks goes out to Jim's hospice care nurse from Idaho Home Health and Hospice for doing more than an excellent job of making Jim comfortable these last weeks. Steve said he would leave Jim till last on his care list because he would always be greeted with a cheery disposition, helping him to end his day on a good note. Jim and Kathy loved their dog Brian, a Chinese Pug, who was a major part of their lives and a constant companion at Jim's side. Jim's keen sense of humor followed him to the very end... when his mother Sally, asked him about his funeral, Jim said: "Mom I don't want to plan my funeral, just surprise me." Jim is survived by his wife Kathy, parents Ralph and Sally Reynolds, his grandmother Faye Miller of Scappoose, OR, a sister Janie (Bruce) Wiggins of Pocatello, a brother Marvin (Julie) Reynolds of Kaysville, UT, a sister Susan (Stony) Burt of Pocatello, and Shellene (Tom) Starkey of Pocatello, Jim has three children, Mason Reynolds of Couer D' Alene, Justin Reynolds of Twin Falls, and Alicia Derreck of Challis; and two stepdaughters Brandi and Michelle Daniels of Twin Falls. He has six grandchildren; Mason Jr, Max and Riley Reynolds, Kayla Derreck, Anthony and Elizabeth Boden. Jim loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. Per Jim's wishes he has been cremated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4 th Ave. Inurnment is at Mountain View Cemetery. Cremation and service arrangements are under the care of Colonial Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.Colonial-FuneralHome.com.

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