Dawn Lynn Reynolds, 61, of Roscommon, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend, took her final breath earthside and was welcomed into eternity on November 6, 2020, after a long, hard-fought battle against cancer. She was born to Diana Kapagian and the late Nels Johnson on January 20, 1959. Dawn was a graduate of Roscommon High School. She went on to work at Kirtland Community College as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean where she was honored as having the longest tenure in the Community College’s history (42 years).
Dawn was married to her best friend and soul mate, Larry Reynolds of Roscommon, for 12 years.
Dawn was an avid outdoorsman, and, any chance she got, she was in the side-by-side with Larry. They loved camping and fishing and just being outdoors together along with family and friends. She loved her four-legged babies, too, and it was common to have her little dog, Misty, in the fishing boat with them. Dawn also loved to decorate for Christmas, and their house on the hill could be seen for at least a mile. Dawn had a smile that would light up a room and was immensely proud of her children and grandchildren. She loved her friends who became her family.
She is survived by her husband, children; Justin (Michelle) McGillis currently stationed in South Carolina, Shante Reynolds of Grayling, Mandy Reynolds of St Helen, and Matt Reynolds of Roscommon, grandchildren; Abigail, Garrett, Sarah, Megan, Gabriel, Hannah, Izaha, Trevor, Colby, Ashlyn, Carter, and Libby, mother; Diana Kapagian, step-mother, Diana Johnson, sisters; Lisa (Dan) Picot and Cheryl (Brian) Farmer, many nieces and nephews, and many friends who have turned into family.
She was preceded in death by her father Nels Johnson, and son, Larry Davis.
All who loved her dearly will miss her and will never forget her tenacity, sheer will and fight, wit, charm, and her undying love for them.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MediLodge of Gaylord, 508 Random Ln., Gaylord, MI 49735.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.