Reed Reynolds Dies in Mo.; Former Resident was 83

Reed Reynolds


Former Sitkan Reed Reynolds died July 1, 2022, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 83.

He was born November 7, 1938, in San Antonio, Texas, to Oberon Reed Reynolds and Ella Beatrice Reynolds. 

He resided in Sitka from 1984 through 2002, when he moved to Juneau to work for GoldBelt. After his retirement he shared his time between Springfield and Juneau, until this year. His home Episcopal parishes were St. Peter’s in Sitka, and St. Brendan’s, Juneau.

Reed’s youth was spent in Springfield. He he graduated from Drury University, in Springfield, with a bachelor’s degree in 1960, majoring in chemistry and biology. He attended University of Oklahoma graduate school in microbiology and University of Chicago graduate school of business, with an MBA in hospital administration. 

His Sitka career included serving as executive director of SE Region EMS Council SEREMS; faculty member of Sheldon Jackson College 1989-2000; and University of Alaska Sitka and Juneau.

He was a member of the Alaska Bar Association, disciplinary Committee1995-2010. In Juneau, Reed was the network administrator with Gold Belt. He served on both Sitka Community Hospital Board of Directors and, in Juneau, the Bartlett Regional Hospital Board of Directors for almost 10 years.


Reed will be remembered for his humbleness, creative mind, and constant desire to learn. He will also be remembered for his caring connection to people, his strong spirituality, and his positive outlook on life. Reed accomplished many things in his life, most recently designing his new home in Springfield.

He is survived by Judy Hoover of Springfield; his five children, Lynn, Laurie, Libby, Dan and Chris; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Condolences can be sent to Judy Hoover, 3810 E. Cherry Unit 16 Springfield, MO. 65809.

A Juneau celebration of life was held Aug. 14 at St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Rd.


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At a Glance

(updated 5-30-2023)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 12:15 pm Tuesday, May 30.

New cases as of Tuesday: 165

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 298,078

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,468

Case Rate per 100,000 – 22.64

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "Low.'' Case statistics are as of Tuesday.

Case Rate/100,000 – 58.70

Cases in last 7 days – 5

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,424

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






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Sitka Community Hospital board of directors has asked SEARHC to stop providing most health care services to non-beneficiary patients. “During the collaborative process SEARHC has said they’re happy to do anything they can do to help,” said SCH Administrator Bill Patten. “This is one of the things they can do – not provide services to non-beneficiaries.”



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What began 50 years ago in a Methodist parsonage in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be celebrated Sunday in Sitka. Les and Caroline Yaw’s four children invite the couple’s many, many friends to attend a golden wedding anniversary reception at the Centennial Building.