Vail Daily obituary: Clarence ‘Butch’ Reynolds
Ryan Summerlin January 7, 2013
Clarence “Butch” Reynolds passed away peacefully Dec. 27 with his family by his side.
Butch was born in Gouvenour, N.Y. He was the oldest of four children, born to Rose and Clarence Reynolds. He was raised in New York and married Kathleen, his wife of 40 years, in 1972. The couple moved with their first child to Colorado in 1980. Butch and Kathleen settled in Eagle, where they had added two more children to their family. Butch worked in various fields with his most recent employment being with Arrowhead Public Safety.
Softball was his passion. Butch played, coached and managed numerous local slow- and fast-pitch softball teams. He particularly enjoyed including his children and grandchildren in his passion for the game. Anyone knowing Butch also knew he was a diehard Yankees fan. He made numerous friends all over the state through his involvement with softball.
Butch is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his children, Emile Vasquez, Seth Reynolds and Cathryn Vigil (Alan); and his three grandchildren Matthew, Savanna and Anthony Vasquez, all of Gypsum. He is also survived by his brother Ward Reynolds (Eileen) of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; sisters Ginger Scarborough (Jon) of West Bridport Vt., and Rosalie Elliott (Kenny) of Millerton, N.Y.; and his nephews and niece.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Brush Creek Pavillion located at 698 Capitol St. in Eagle. A potluck reception will immediately follow.
A memorial fund for the family has been established at the Alpine Bank in Eagle. The family would like to express their gratitude to Alpine Hospice of Glenwood Springs for their caring support.