Elwin “Lee” Reynolds

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December 5, 1935 ~ June 24, 2012

Elwin “Lee” Reynolds passed away June 24, 2012.  Lee was born on December 5, 1935 in Rigby, ID to Elwin and Milla Lee Reynolds.

Lee was raised on a farm in Moore, ID where he attended school. At 18 he went to Rick’s College, and at age 21 he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arizona and Southern California.  He met his sweetheart during that time as well.  Following his mission, he served in the United States Army for two years.

Upon returning, he went to school at BYU, where he majored in history. He married Bufaye Kirkland on February 7, 1964 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

Lee worked on the Atomic Energy Facilities before returning to College for his Masters Degree.  Lee then became a high school teacher, where he taught in Blanding, UT. 

After teaching, he and his wife served a mission in Atlanta, GA.  They then served a mission in Nauvoo, IL for 18 months.

While waiting for their next mission call, Lee’s wife passed away.  He then moved to St. George, UT to be close to family.

Lee enjoyed wood working and chauffeuring his sister and neighbors to yard sales.  Lee was known for his canes and bear carvings.

He is survived by his sisters, Anita Birch and Ann Stewart; and brother Larry Reynolds.

Funeral services were held on June 30, 2012 in Carey, ID.  Interment followed at the Carey City Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit their website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences and complete obituary and funeral listings.
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