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MISSION – Christine Louise Howells Reynolds, 63, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Mrs. Reynolds was born on February 13, 1949 to Richard Kenneth Howells and Thais Louise Hardwick Howells in Pocatello, Idaho.
Mrs. Reynolds grew up in Boise, Idaho where she graduated from Borah High School in 1967. She continued her education at Idaho State University in Pocatello, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in 1971. She earned her master’s from the University of Arizona in 1995.
After graduating from Idaho State University she started her library career at the Pocatello Public Library. Then, she became the library director of the American Falls (Idaho) Public Library. Later, she became the head reference librarian for Marshall Public Library in Pocatello.
She married Sydney Ellis in 1970 and had two daughters. They later divorced. She met and married Darrial Reynolds in 1991.
In 2000, Christine and Darrial became Texans when he accepted a professor position at South Texas College. She became the head reference librarian for the McAllen Public Library and retired as the assistant director in 2011.
She is survived by her husband, Darrial Reynolds; children, Michelle Hyldahl of Gig Harbor, Wash. and Dawn Schiers of Eppstien, Germany; siblings, Marci Howells of Tacoma, Wash., Naida Webb of Dover, Del. and David Howells of Caldwell, Idaho; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren;.
She was predeceased by her mother, father and grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, she requested that memorials be donated to the McAllen Public Library or library or a charity of one’s choosing.
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