Minden Press-Herald

Sep 19th

Bobbie Keoun Warmack Reynolds

Bobbie_Reynolds449Bobbie Keoun Warmack Reynolds retired from this world on August 15, 2011. After a lifetime of love, service, and dedication to her family, friends, employers and community, she has gone to a final and well-deserved eternal rest.

She was born Oct. 4, 1934 near Taylor, Arkansas. She attended schools in Springhil, graduating from Springhill High School in 1953. She excelled in sports and business math. She married James (Tuffy) Warmack, an electrician at the International Paper mill and began a family in Springhill. Along came a son, James, Jr. in 1954, and a daughter, Sherry Lynn in 1956.

Years later she began working at the La. Army Ammo Plant where she became a valued shipping clerk and survivor of a couple of scary production line explosions. In the 70's, she and Tuffy went their separate ways, and she married James Reynolds. Along came another son, James Reynolds, Jr. in 1973; and life as a partner in a variety of family businesses. She joined Madden Contracting, in Minden in 1978 as a timekeeper and maintenance support accountant. She retired from there after 20 years of loyal service. She spent nearly as many years as an amiable ticket clerk at Louisiana Downs during racing season.

She is survived by a brother, James Douglas (Buddy) Keoun and his children; sons, James (AJ) Warmack and James Reynolds, Jr; grandsons, Christopher Cheatham; and his two sons, Jordan and Aiden Cheatham.

She loved raising a small family garden and maintaining old family preserving traditions that placed many a fine meal on the dinner table in cold winter months. She excelled at a number of arts and crafts and loved assembling jigsaw puzzles. She also enjoyed traveling to scenic and historic sites over the years whenever she could.

Thanks to the talented doctors and nurses at Minden Medical and WK Bossier for their care in her time of need. Due to the heat right now, artificial flower memorials or donations to local animal shelters would be preferred.

She will lay in state at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden and will be available for honoring respects from 5 until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, August 17, 2011). Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 18 at Rose-Neath with the burial service at the Welcome Methodist Cemetery, just north of La. State Line from Springhill at 1 p.m.

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