Clara Reynoldson

Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009

Longtime Juneau resident Clara "Tiny" Reynoldson died March 5, 2009, in Spokane, Wash. She was 84.

Born Sept. 19, 1924, in Gurley, Neb., to William and Frances Ahern, she grew up in Missoula, Mont. She met and married Lyman Reynoldson, of Skagway, in 1945 in Childress, Texas, where he was stationed in the U.S. Air Force training as a bombardier. They returned to Skagway in 1946 and began their life adventure together.

While Lyman was a territorial game warden, they were stationed in Anchorage, McGrath, Tok and Ketchikan. After statehood, Lyman became a federal game warden and they transferred to Iowa, Wisconsin and North Dakota before he retired in 1973.

According to her family, she devoted herself to raising her family while working in each location they were stationed. She enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader and a member of Pioneers of Alaska Juneau.

The family returned to Juneau in 1973. She worked for Ace Hardware and the state of Alaska, retiring from the Department of Labor in 1995.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyman Reynoldson, in 1997.

She is survived by her son, Edward Scott Reynoldson, of Spokane; daughter, Kendra "Cheryl" Hoskins and husband, Michael, of Spokane; grandchildren, Lyman Scott Reynoldson and wife, Kelli, stationed in Alabama, Brandi Fleming and husband, Todd, of Sitka, Patricia Ann Moss and husband, Andrew, of Hunter, Wash., Nicholas Hoskins, of Anchorage, and Rose Hoskins, of Moscow, Idaho; sisters-in-law, Jean Thorsteinson and husband, Fred, of Juneau, and Toni Ahern, of Missoula, Mont.; eight great-grandchildren, Alex, Brady, Brandon, Danielle, Sidney, Bailey, Drew and Joey; and many nieces and nephews scattered throughout the world who she enjoyed keeping in touch with.

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