2011-04-21 / Obituaries

Ernestine Reynolds

Ernestine Reynolds, 60, of Mariposa passed away u-expectedly at Mercy Medical Center. Ernestine was born in Merced to Chester and Effie Grissom. She spent most of her life in the Merced area and has lived in Mariposa for the last 24 years, with her loving and devoted companion, Arvin Redding.

Ernestine was a vivacious woman, with a great since of humor and an amazing love for her family. Her family didn’t just include her children and distant relatives. It also included her beloved collection of more then 50 parakeets, several other bird species and eight Shih Tzus. She greatly enjoyed being outdoors fishing, occasionally enjoyed trying her luck at her favorite casino, with a trip to Chukchansi Gold Resort. She was full of life, and it showed with her love of country music and dancing. Above all, Ernestine enjoyed and treasured the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.

Ernestine is survived by her companion of 25 years Arvin Redding; children Gary Crawford and Anthony Reason both of Modesto, Dale Reason and Pam Reason both of Mariposa; siblings, Dale Grissom and Pamela Reason, both of Delhi; and eight grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, April 20 at 1 p.m. at the Winton Cemetery, Winton CA. Allen Mortuary was entrusted with the arrangements.

Condolensces can be shared at www.allenmortuary.com.

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