Alice Veronica Rita (Quinn) Reynolds, was born on Feb. 24, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA. She entered into rest on Dec. 31, 2011 at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center in Manteca.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, James Marvin Reynolds, her parents Thomas F. Quinn and Alice Mary Francis Quinn, six brothers and one sister Kate.
She is survived by her daughter Alice W. Reynolds of Manteca, and her son, James M. Reynolds III of Manteca. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Anthony Durao and wife Jenny of Manteca, Anne Harper-Goens of Grass Valley, Alan Glavaz and wife Claudia of Manteca, James (Jay) Reynolds of Manteca, Tina Burch and husband Robert of Manteca, and Richard Reynolds of Manteca. Mrs. Reynolds also had 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Elaine Quinn (Reynolds) and numerous nieces and nephews in Philadelphia.
Alice and James (Jim) grew up together on the same block in Philadelphia from 1922 to1942. They married on March 21, 1942 in Long Island, New York. They first settled in at Maxwell Field Air Base.
Jim's career took them many different places including Alabama, Texas, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Their first home purchase was in Prospect Park, PA before Jim's transfer to Culver City, CA. Jim was then transferred to Sharpe Army Depot, where they began their life in Manteca with their two children.
Alice was a homemaker, crafter, and volunteer for the two local hospitals. She volunteered at Doctor's Hospital of Manteca for 10 years with the Pink Ladies and then at St. Dominic's Hospital for 10 years in the gift shop. Alice was known for the beautiful ceramics that she made and gave to many family members. She also donated them to the gift shops that she volunteered at. Alice also made pecan pies and rum cakes during the holiday seasons that sold quickly at bake sales.
A Celebration of Life will be at Parkview Memorial Chapel on Thursday, January 19, at 1:30pm, and internment will follow immediately. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society or Susan G. Komen Foundation in Alice's name.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, January 18, 2012