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Gray F. Reynolds

Gray F. Reynolds

Nov 6, 1939 - Mar 31, 2022

Gray F. Reynolds - Obituary


ray Reynolds, 82, a 25 year resident of Davidsonville, MD, passed away on March 31, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born on November 6, 1939 in Burley, Idaho to the late Gray and Margaret Reynolds, Gray graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Forestry, and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Public Land Administration from Michigan State University. He worked for 37 years at the Department of Agriculture, and retired as Deputy Chief of the U.S. Forest Service in 1997. Gray worked as the General Manager of the Snowbasin Ski Resort, where he aided in the development of the ski area for the 2002 Winter Olympic Men and Women’s downhill events. Gray was a proud member of the Forest Service Retirees, and served as the past President of the National Museum of Forest Service History. He was a parishioner at St. John Neuman Catholic Church. Gray was an avid skier and fan of the Navy Football team. Gray is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Glenda Reynolds; his beloved daughters, Marie (Charles) Bailey of Boiling Springs, PA, Margaret Ann (Jay) Erwin of Nesbit, MS, Cathleen (Cush) Newman of Davidsonville, MD, and Susie (Fergus) Hughes of Davidsonville, MD; his siblings, George of Redmond, WA and Mary Morrissey of Olympia, WA; his grandsons Connor and Austin Bailey, Gray and Andrew Erwin, Clay, Mark, and Thomas Newman, and Liam Hughes; and his granddaughters Sophia, Cecilia, and Mia Bailey, Catherine Erwin Kendricks, Siri Erwin, Sydney Newman, and Grace Hughes. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Gray's life at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Chapel, 16501 Annapolis Road, Bowie MD on Monday, April 4 from 11am until Mass of Christian Burial is offered at 12 noon. Additional services will be planned in Lutcher, LA with Rose Lynn Funeral Home, 1870 Cabanose Ave., Lutcher, LA 70071. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Museum of Forest Service History, P.O. Box 2772 Missoula, MT 59806. Condolences may be made using the Memories tab on this page.