Nov. 18, 1935 – Oct. 5, 2022
Our beautiful mother and grandmother, Margaret Ann Buhr Reynolds, passed away on Oct. 5, 2022.
Margaret was born on Nov. 18, 1935, in San Acacio, Colorado, to Joseph Augustine Anthony (Gus) Buhr and Zelda Luster Buhr. Her daddy was a farmer, and her mom was a stay-at-home mother and wife to Margaret and her siblings; Eddie, Tommy, Barbara and Richard. As a young girl, Margaret loved music, participated in ROTC, played softball and basketball and then attended Adams State College.
She was raised in the Catholic church but always felt like there was more to life. She converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in her early years. She loved the gospel and served faithfully in many callings but one of her favorites was serving as a Temple Ordinance Worker in the St. George, Utah, Temple with her husband, Ira.
Margaret with her cowboy, the love of her life, Ira Edwin Reynolds, and they quickly were married on Oct. 2, 1954. It was love at first sight. They had a beautiful life together, raising their 11 children, in Kirtland, New Mexico. They were blessed with four daughters and 11 sons. Along with 11 children, they raised several animals, but her dogs were like second children, especially Mickey, Skeeter, Shep and Max. Oh, she spoiled her dogs.
Ira and Margaret were sealed for all time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple in August 1960. In 1992, Ira and Margaret lost their son Steven in a tragic car accident. In 1996, they moved to Cedar City to retire and be closer to children and grandchildren. While living in Cedar City, Ira and Margaret were members of the Pioneer Park Ward, and they made many friends.
She started a crafting business with her daughters and had a craft booth at Country & More where she sold a variety of silk floral arrangements and handmade birdhouses. Ira passed away in December 2016, leaving Margaret to navigate a new life without her sweetheart. In 2020, she moved to Santaquin, Utah, to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Rodney Doolin, who tenderly cared for her until her passing.
There was no one else more Christ-like or kinder than her. Margaret was a mother figure and friend to everyone she met. She had a way of making everyone feel like they were special and important to her. Margaret’s kitchen is where the best memories were made–whether it was making her famous cinnamon rolls, teaching a grandchild how to create one of her favorite recipes, canning peaches, working on a floral arrangement or sitting around the table playing card games and laughing with her family-her kitchen was the heart of the home.
Margaret loved holidays. Whether it was Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas, her home was decorated with cute decor and she always had treats ready for her grandkids and the neighborhood kids. A few of her other talents included quilting, crafting, gardening and party planning. She enjoyed cheering on the Denver Broncos and Utah Jazz, even though most of her family was cheering for the Dallas Cowboys.
Margaret lived a good life, she was beautiful inside and out, she was kind, compassionate and Christ-like. She loved her Savior and loved her family. A few days before she passed, she was concerned with how she was going to feed everyone one last meal, and insisted that meal included homemade pies.
Margaret was known by many names – Margaret, Honey, Mom, Grandma, Sister Reynolds, but the one that fit her best was Mama. She will be missed, but she left us with a lifetime of memories, and qualities that will be passed on for generations to come.
Margaret is survived by her daughters, Cheryl of Brigham City, Utah; Bonnie of Santaquin, Utah; Shelly of Roy, Utah; and Jennifer of Bountiful, Utah. Hersons, Tom of Spanish Fork, Utah; Wayne of Farmington, New Mexico; Gene of Provo, Utah; Michael of Cedar City; Jonathan of Cedar City, Utah; and Jeremy of St. George, Utah. She is also survived by a very special daughter-in-law, Tami Reynolds-Call and her husband, Vaughn Call of West Point, Utah, along with many other special daughters- and sons-in-law.
Ira and Margaret were blessed with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her beloved brother, Richard Buhr of Denver, Colorado, as well as many friends and extended family members. She was greeted in heaven by her husband, Ira; her son, Anthony Steven Reynolds; her favorite canine son, Max; her parents and siblings; a granddaughter, Betsy Carpenter; a grandson, Cristian Luke Lashinske; and two sons-in-law, Dennis Carpenter and Bo Heath.
A very special thank you to her Hospice Team from Inhabit and her sweet Hospice Nurse Dena who cared for her in the final months of her life.
A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The viewing will be held at 10 am at Canyon View Stake Center, Cedar City, Utah. Her burial will be at 11 am at the Cedar City Cemetery. Following her burial, all are invited to join the family for her Celebration of Life at the Canyon View Stake Center Chapel.
Arrangements are being provided by Brown Family Mortuary of Santaquin, Utah. Thank you Brother Brown for your tender, compassionate care of our mother.
In lieu of flowers or donations, please consider donating to your favorite charity or the Marine Corps League of Cedar City, Detachment No. 1315, in honor of Margaret Reynolds.
Those unable to attend services in person may join us via Zoom. A link will be provided on the Brown Family Mortuary website.
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