Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…



Mary Bellerue Reynolds

July 2, 1918-August 25, 2016

“To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go”…Mary Oliver

A life well lived…





Author: loisreynoldsmead


20 thoughts on “Mary…

  1. Lois, what a loving tribute. Thinking of you today and know we are never ready to say goodbye.
    Much love,

  2. So sorry Lois and family, as it is sad to lose a loved one at any age, but knowing that Mary lived her life well must ease some of your heartache.
    Bless you, ~Kata

  3. Our hearts are full in St. Louis and Arkansas. A beautiful woman, beautiful mother and friend, beautiful life.

  4. A beautiful woman and a touching tribute. Thank you for allowing your readers in.

  5. Oh beautiful old photos of Mary, nice to see your family photo more recently, Sympathies for you all.

  6. Lois, what a beautiful tribute to your mother, whom you so resemble. I am sad for you at this time and also happy that you had her for so long in your life. I hope her passing is not too hard to bear.

  7. How beautiful, the words and the photographs!

  8. Walk in the Garden and smell the Roses; never forgetting the fragrance. Oh the memories..🌹

  9. Lois, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family in Mary’s passing. She was June’s best friend over the years. Your pictures are wonderful. June always smiles when we talk about Mary. We will always remember her with fondness as we remember our camping trips, Rose parade trips and the times she came here to see June. May God be near to you at this time. Steve

    • Thank you Steve, we appreciate your thoughts and prayers and especially the jog of the collective memory. So many good times between our families! Their relationship was so special to begin with and then we all got to benefit.

  10. Hi Lois

    Sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. This is a beautiful photo tribute to your mother. It was nice to see the photos of her life – and with her family in color at the end.

    I haven’t seen you for a long time. Hope to see you soon at coffee when you are done remodeling.


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