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Virginia Carol Reynolds

October 15, 1926 — February 5, 2024

Carol, who rarely used her first name, was the youngest of 3 children and the only daughter of
Samuel and Pearl Edmonds. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, she grew up in New Jersey,
graduating from Abraham Clark High School in Roselle and the Orange Memorial Hospital
School of Nursing in East Orange. She was very proud to have been a member of the U.S.
Cadet Nursing Corps during WWII.

While in nursing school she met Roderick Reynolds, and they married a couple of years later.
Rod died very young but Carol is survived by their 4 children (Lee, Susan, Ellen, and Dana), 2
grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

A resident of Orono, Maine for over 65 years Carol was a sought-after soloist for weddings, a
a staunch member of the Orono United Methodist Church choir and women’s groups, and one of
The Mothers Four is a local entertainment quartet. For many years she sang classical choral
works with the University of Maine’s Oratorio Society; one summer she sang at Tanglewood
with the Berkshire Choral Society.

Carol’s high school choir director had taught her descants to several Christmas carols,
including Silent Night. At every Christmas Eve service, she’d sing those high harmonies; one
little boy told his mother they were his favorite part since it sounded like angels.

As a nurse, she helped out with school vaccinations and local area blood drives. She went back
to work full-time at what was then Eastern Maine Medical Center, working in Labor and
Delivery, and retired at the age of 67. She enjoyed sewing and donated hand-made quilts to
the local Ronald McDonald House. At Christmas friends and neighbors could be sure to get

gifts of home-made cookies along with a rendition of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”, sung
whether anyone was home or not!

Carol had an adventurous side. As a teen, she rode horses and later learned to ski, water ski,
snowshoe, and drive a snowmobile. She zoomed down a zip line, rappelled down a cliff, flew
in helicopters, walked on a glacier, took an aerial tram up a mountain, and rode a hovercraft
across the English Channel. There wasn’t a carriage ride or river boat ride she’d pass up,
including a particularly bumpy cruise on a Scottish loch.

Due to health issues, Carol left Orono for Greer, South Carolina, in 2023 to live with her 2
daughters. She died there on February 5, 2024, at the age of 97. She will be interred with her
parents and husband Rod at Rosedale Cemetery in Linden, NJ.

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