On Tuesday January 17, 2023, Frances Reynolds passed away at home after a short illness, surrounded by family, at the age of 86. Fran was born in Amalia, New Mexico in 1936. She lived in California throughout her adult life, spending many years living in San Francisco and Daly City. She later had homes in Martinez and Millbrae, most recently residing with family in Davis after moving from Lincoln in 2017. With a career in title and escrow, Fran worked for City Title Insurance Company followed by Transamerica Title Insurance Company for over 40 years, combined.
Fran had a big personality, having vitality and energy, a wicked sense of humor, as well as an interest in and strong connection to family. She was an exceptional family historian, the one you could always ask if you wanted to know what was going on with other family members. She was very active, traveling internationally with her sister Marge, with a favorite destination being Mazatlan, Mexico. Fran enjoyed running for fun and competitively, with her favorite race being Bay to Breakers. She had a love of fashion, including clothes, shoes and jewelry, with a particular fondness for pins during her work life. She was always stylish through the years, having a passion for shopping and following the latest fashion trends. She also loved animals, with dogs (especially dachshunds) and in later years cats sharing her home.
Fran is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Gordon Reynolds, her siblings Leonard Valerio, Margaret Brooks, Bernice Quintana, Fernando Torres, and Emil Torrez, as well as nephews Richard Gay, Gary Torrez, Fernando Torres Jr, and niece Loretta Johnson. She is survived by siblings Theodore Torrez and Casilda Ruef, and nieces and nephews Jennifer Hasa, Gloria Valerio, Cecilia Valerio, Tom Valerio, Joan Lo Giudice, Leonard Valerio Jr, Diana Gay-Catania, Jeanette Ahern, Kim Gay, Jane Torres, David Torrez, Kari Wilson, Christine Benedict, James Torrez, Anna Ruef and Barbara Ruef. She was a loving sister, aunt and friend, and she will be greatly missed.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held in late April. Once the details are finalized, they will be posted here and emailed to friends and family.