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Joan Reynolds: War widow for a week

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Dec. 8, 2011, in the Quincy Valley Post-Register. Joan Reynolds died the following summer. She was 90.

QUINCY — Dec. 16, 1941, is a date that will live in infamy for Joan Reynolds.

That’s when she received a telegraph relaying the news that her husband of less than one year, Homer Reynolds, was lost in action during the Japanese Imperial navy’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor nine days earlier.

Homer, a nine-year…

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