Nora Emelie Reynolds

Nora Emelie Reynolds, 76, of Creswell, Oregon, passed into the gates of heaven on Nov. 21, 2017 in Creswell.

Nora was born in south San Francisco, California on June 25, 1941 to Alfred and Katherine Doten. She was a very proud descendant of the Mayflower pilgrims, Edward Doty and William Brewster.

She worked as a florist in both California and Arizona, and absolutely loved flowers. She later attended the University of Oregon, attained a Bachelor of Arts in History, and became an advocate for domestic violence victims and the homeless of Lane County.

Following her retirement, Nora made an epic run for Creswell city councilwoman, walking the entire town of Creswell during her campaign. She had to know what mattered to the citizens of Creswell. She was the pride of her family when she won her seat.

Nora was a vibrant, many-talented woman who excelled in sewing, cooking, crocheting, leatherwork, photography, and all manner of arts and crafts. At the age of 66, Nora traveled to Paris; Nice, France; Monaco; and San Remo, Italy and became quite a Francophile as a result. Her home in Creswell was beautifully decorated in French style as a reminder of her adventure.

She had a lifelong love of reading. She claimed she could go anywhere while reading a good book.

Nora delighted in her family and most especially her young grandsons, whom she lived near in Creswell. Known as their biggest fan, she sat out watching their sports games on many a rainy Oregon day.

In recent years Nora experienced and survived two strokes and two heart attacks. She fought hard through these episodes. Her spirit always remained strong and she was quite a determined woman.

Nora has gone to join the one true love of her life, George Ramsey Reynolds Sr., whom she married in Carson City, Nevada in 1964. They traveled the United States together for 28 years before settling in Oregon in 1993.

Nora is survived by her four children: Corrie Reynolds (Frank Brucato) of Los Altos, California, George Reynolds Jr. (Mary) of Weaverville, California, James Reynolds (Carol) of Sunnyvale, California and Sunny Guzman (Severo) of Creswell; her 10 grandchildren; and her brother, Alfred Doten and sister, Alice Clayton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Sr. and her stepdaughter, Bonnie Hull. Nora will be forever remembered for her resourcefulness, quick wit, sense of humor and outspoken ways.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Hillside Church on Dec. 2 at 3 p.m.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

, 76, of Creswell, Oregon, passed into the gates of heaven on Nov. 21, 2017 in Creswell.

Nora was born in south San Francisco, California on June 25, 1941 to Alfred and Katherine Doten. She was a very proud descendant of the Mayflower pilgrims, Edward Doty and William Brewster.

She worked as a florist in both California and Arizona, and absolutely loved flowers. She later attended the University of Oregon, attained a Bachelor of Arts in History, and became an advocate for domestic violence victims and the homeless of Lane County.

Following her retirement, Nora made an epic run for Creswell city councilwoman, walking the entire town of Creswell during her campaign. She had to know what mattered to the citizens of Creswell. She was the pride of her family when she won her seat.

Nora was a vibrant, many-talented woman who excelled in sewing, cooking, crocheting, leatherwork, photography, and all manner of arts and crafts. At the age of 66, Nora traveled to Paris; Nice, France; Monaco; and San Remo, Italy and became quite a Francophile as a result. Her home in Creswell was beautifully decorated in French style as a reminder of her adventure.

She had a lifelong love of reading. She claimed she could go anywhere while reading a good book.

Nora delighted in her family and most especially her young grandsons, whom she lived near in Creswell. Known as their biggest fan, she sat out watching their sports games on many a rainy Oregon day.

In recent years Nora experienced and survived two strokes and two heart attacks. She fought hard through these episodes. Her spirit always remained strong and she was quite a determined woman.

Nora has gone to join the one true love of her life, George Ramsey Reynolds Sr., whom she married in Carson City, Nevada in 1964. They traveled the United States together for 28 years before settling in Oregon in 1993.

Nora is survived by her four children: Corrie Reynolds (Frank Brucato) of Los Altos, California, George Reynolds Jr. (Mary) of Weaverville, California, James Reynolds (Carol) of Sunnyvale, California and Sunny Guzman (Severo) of Creswell; her 10 grandchildren; and her brother, Alfred Doten and sister, Alice Clayton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Sr. and her stepdaughter, Bonnie Hull. Nora will be forever remembered for her resourcefulness, quick wit, sense of humor and outspoken ways.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Hillside Church on Dec. 2 at 3 p.m.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.