Beatrice (Bea) McAlexander Reynolds

1925 – 2023

Beatrice (Bea) McAlexander Reynolds passed away peacefully on June 27 at the age of 98. She lived a long and full life.

Born in Jamestown, North Dakota in 1925, she always had a sense of adventure. After high school, she and a friend escaped the snow and moved to sunny California. There she met her first husband, William McAlexander, and had three children. They settled in La Cañada in 1958. She worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1962 to 1990. After the death of her husband in 1975, she expanded her horizons, graduating from college and enjoying dancing, bicycling and traveling. She married James Reynolds in 1989, and they continued to travel visiting every continent except Antarctica.

She was a member of the La Cañada Presbyterian Church, Seafarers Group, Chapter BA of P.E.O., the Glendale Symphony Supporters and a happy aqua aerobics member where she had many friends. 

She leaves daughters Lynn and Janice and son Bill, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, stepchildren, nephews and nieces, neighbors and friends. She will be greatly missed.        

Services will be held at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 22 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the La Cañada Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.