"Dignity without Compromise"
Virginia Louise (McCann) Reynolds
Virginia Louise McCann, child of Preston and Evelyn McCann and a native of Okmulgee County, was born on July 12, 1933. In September of 1954 she and Oklahoma A&M classmate Jackson Reynolds married in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Stillwater, and in December 1955 they were blessed by the birth of son, Charles Andrew. Ten years later, the family was graced with the addition of daughter, Rosemary.
Though Ginny, as she was known, had lived with Jack in Japan and California during "the Navy days," southeast New Mexico became the family home for over thirty years. In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Ginny returned to school receiving an MA in Psychology and worked as a counselor and social worker for thirteen years.
Following her retirement from the Guidance Center of Lea County in 1991, she and Jack returned to her mother's farm on the Old Morris Highway and built a log house. Along with her rose and iris gardens and unique quilts, she created a haven of tranquility and love for her family and her friends. She was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, and it was there that her children feted her in 2004 with celebration of fifty years of marriage and where she and Jackson renewed their wedding vows.
Her mother, Evelyn, and husband, Jack, still live together in the log house. Charles Andrew and his wife Rhonda live in Edmond, and their two children, Charles Bradford and Rebekah Michelle, have families of their own. Rosemary and her husband Mitchell Sundet, live with their two children, Isolde Marie and Harry Haakon, in Austin, Texas. The Reynolds and Sundet families are a natural extension of her love and stability. Ginny died peacefully in her own bedroom in the early morning of March 28, 2006, surrounded by a family's love. The Requiem Eucharist for Ginny Reynolds will be in Church of the Redeemer at 10 AM, April 1, 2006. Those who knew her will always love her.