Memorial: Denny Reynolds

On December 19, 1940, Dennis (Denny) Patrick Reynolds was born in Bellingham, Washington. He grew up in on a farm in Ferndale, Washington and graduated from Meridian High School in 1958. Aft er graduation he enlisted in the Navy where he was a Machinist Mate Second Class on the U.S.S. John S. McCain based out of Pearl Harbor. Their primary mission was goodwill tours.

After the Navy, Denny attended Olympic Community College (Olympic College) in Bremerton, Washington, then transferred to Washington State University (WSU) where he worked full time in the computing center while earning is B.A. Degree in 1971.

GO COUGS! He was a systems programmer at WSU until 1980 when he and his wife Mary moved to Richland to work at Exxon Nuclear (Siemens).

In 1998 he chose to pursue diff erent opportunities and went to work for Spencer Kinney then Western States Insurance in IT support from 2000 through 2009. In retirement he had a computer services business.

While living in Pullman he enjoyed attending WSU sporting events and helping at the finish line of collegiate track meets. He also played city league men’s soft ball with friends. Aft er moving to Richland, he played city league men’s and coed soft ball.

Denny was one of the original members of the Tri-Cities Sports Festival which brought college rowing and combined college and high school track meets and other springtime events to the Tri-Cities. He ran the AccuTrack timing equipment at the track meets. This led to involvement in electronic timing at high school track meets (including the Pasco Invite) and the state cross country meets in Pasco and other meets in eastern Washington. He also helped with high school football stats in Pasco. He was a flagger at the start/fi nish line for the hydroplane races for 20 years and a courtesy cart driver at the Richland Regatta since its inception.

He always had a smile on his face and kind words to say to all. Denny passed away on April 23, 2023 – he and Mary were married for 52 years.