Verla Ardis Reynolds
Verla Ardis Reynolds, a 60-year resident of Quincy, WA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at age 83. She was born to Ardis Elizabeth Wright and William Harrison Adamson Maughan September 20, 1930, in Glendale, CA. Soon after her birth, the family moved to Ronan, MT, where she grew up on a cattle ranch. She graduated from Ronan High School in 1948. After graduating, she moved to Salt Lake City, UT, and lived in the Beehive House. While there, she worked at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sunday School Offices, near Temple Square. She married the love of her life, Russell E. Reynolds, on July 26, 1951, in the Cardston, Alberta, Canada LDS Temple. After their marriage, they lived in Montana for a couple years. They moved to Quincy in 1953, arriving on her birthday. After a few years, they bought and operated a dairy farm. The family all learned the value of hard work as they worked together on the dairy. Verla also kept busy raising and taking care of their seven children.
In addition, she did beautiful embroidery, crocheting, sewing and macrame;. She also loved to work in her flower garden, walk and travel. She enjoyed traveling to Spain and Germany, and to Victoria, Canada to visit the Butchart Gardens. She especially loved spending time with her family at family reunions. On one occasion, she broke her shoulder the day before, but that didn’t stop her from traveling ten hours to her family reunion. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life. She taught Primary and served as the Primary President. She served in Family History, as well as Genealogical Extraction. She also served as the ward Relief Society Secretary for many years.
Verla was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Rex Maughan and Wayne Maughan; and sister, Reta Porter. She is survived by her husband of 62 years; children, Marilyn Lybbert (Robert) of Quincy, Marjie Pease (Leonard) of Richland, Patty Roylance (Michael) of Hauptstuhl, Germany, Dan Reynolds (LaDawn) of Quincy, Melanie Lischka (Paul) of Quincy, Jeanne Petersen (Randy) of Quincy, and Terry Reynolds (Melissa) of Quincy; brothers, Eldon Maughan, Gerald Maughan, Mark Maughan and Lamont Maughan; and sisters, Myrna Varga and Evelyn Cheney. Verla has 31 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014, in the Quincy Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1102 2nd Avenue S.E. The Funeral Service will start at 10:30 a.m. and the Viewing is at 9:30 a.m. Carver Family Funeral Home in Moses Lake is in charge of arrangements.