Jean Carole Reynolds
Jean Reynolds passed away peacefully at home on December 20th, 2019. Born September 13th in Oakland, California, her parents Sue (Karahadian) and Henry Alexander soon moved to Sacramento to raise their family. They settled in Land Park and Jean attended Crocker Elementary, California Jr. High, and CK McClatchy High School, eventually continuing on to Sacramento State College where she graduated with a California teaching credential. Jean married Dee Reynolds in 1971 and settled in the East Area. She continued to teach the primary grades at Fruitridge Elementary School for 46 years. As a teacher she was generous, kind, yet strict. She was alway concerned that her students learn discipline and responsibility that would serve them in their lives. Throughout her life Jean was attracted to color, for which she had an unerring sense,and visual harmony which was reflected in her personal clothing style and the ambiance and comfort of her home. Jean belonged to a number of charitable organizations and volunteered as a docent at the Crocker Art Museum. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Alexander of Sutter Creek, stepson Rory Reynolds, granddaughters Nicole Foster, Shelby Reynolds, and great grandson Wesson, all of Buckley, Washington, as well as numerous cousins and cherished friends.
A Celebration of Life, or as Jean referred to it, an “Armenian/Irish wake”will be held in her honor later in the year.
Donations in Jean’s memory may be sent to the Crocker Art Museum education program, the SPCA, and Shriner’s Childrens’ Hospital or a charity of your choice.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Jean Carole Reynolds
Laura Whipple Getman
January 17, 2020
I m a docent at the Crocker and Jean was a dear friend !! I loved her and send you all condolences ... i am so upset about her passing . Please know that she touched a lot of hearts at the museum including those she led on tours..many years we had lunch together in the cafe or at the annual Firehouse lunch. I ll always have her laugh and smile in mind.. hugs
Please let me know if I can assist in any way. Love to you all