Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors and Rose Hill Burial Park
6600 Broadway Extension, Oklahoma City, OK
Bella Jean Reynolds
September 30, 1941 – November 6, 2019
Bella Jean Paterson Reynolds passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 with her daughter Angi by her side. Bella was born on September 30, 1941 in Okmulgee, OK, the third child of Alexander and Isabell Paterson. She grew up in Okmulgee spending many social hours with her friends with whom she remained close until her death. She enjoyed Mademoiselles and trips to Teen Town and was a proud member of the Okmulgee High School Class of ’59.
She attended college at OSU, where in January of her freshman year she was set up on a date with Rex Reynolds. They were married eight months later, August 20, 1960. Their daughter Angela was born in Stillwater in December 1961.
Upon Rex’s graduation they moved to Houston, TX. The start of a journey which took them to Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia and back to Oklahoma. As a mom, Bella loved being a Brownie Troop Leader and the Homeroom Mom. As a wife, she supported Rex in his jobs in the Hospitality Industry and through the opening of four restaurants. In her 50’s, she returned to OSU (Okmulgee) and received her Associates Degree in Medical Transcription.
She was the proud Mimi to three grandchildren who in her eyes could do no wrong and were always the cutest kids in the group. She loved attending their many activities and bragged on them constantly. She and Rex were the adopted parents to a large community of cats who were pampered and loved dearly. Bella was generous and kind-hearted but always clear where she stood on an issue.
She is proceeded in death by her husband of 49 years, Rex, her parents and her brothers John and Bob. She is survived by her daughter, Angi and husband Jim, grandchildren Andrew, Alex, and Anna. We are forever grateful for the love and kindness given to Bella from her aide Lorrie Baker.
Viewing is scheduled at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper on Monday, November 11th from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm with family reception from 5:00 to 7:00. Services will be held on Tuesday, November 12th at 2:00pm in the chapel at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Donations in memory of Bella may be made to the OK Humane Society.
- She is proceeded in death by her husband of 49 years, Rex, her parents and her brothers John and Bob. She is survived by her daughter, Angi and husband Jim, grandchildren Andrew, Alex, and Anna.
- Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
- Formal Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
- Memorial Service Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Bella Jean Reynolds
JACOB M EDINGFIELD
November 15, 2019
Dear Angi and families:
My sincere condolences to you and your family at this time for the loss of your dear and sweet Mother. May you find the peace, love, and comfort of our Lord and Savior to be with you during this time.
I was a good friend to your Father, Rex Leon. He and I grew up there in Carnegie, Oklahoma and I loved him like a brother. I had met your Mom several times after Rex moved back to OKC.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love and peace be with you,
Jacob M. Edingfield