June 26, 1934 - June 9, 2013
Beloved wife, mother, and friend, Nancy Reindel, passed away on Sunday June 9, 2013. She died, after enduring a long dietary illness, surrounded by her children. Her memorial service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Chapel, on July 5, 2013 at 2 p.m.
A resident of Myrtle Creek, Oregon for 18 years, Nancy was born in Hartford, Connecticut to William and Catherine Even. She attended Mount Holyoke College, where she graduated in 1956. Nancy met her husband, John Reindel, while attending the University of Connecticut where she was studying to become a physical therapist.
After graduation and marriage, Nancy and John moved to San Diego. There they raised their four children Eric, Hans, Kurt and Jennifer. While raising their family, Nancy spent a year in Adelaide, Australia when her husband John worked there doing research for the U. S. Navy. After raising her children, Nancy went on to San Diego State University, earning a bachelor’s degree as a registered nurse, specializing in neonatal intensive care.
Nancy loved to travel. She visited many places in her lifetime including Europe, Russia, Turkey and Mexico (especially the Baja Peninsula), as well as traveling all over the Pacific North West, including Canada and Alaska, during her retirement with John. As she was a very caring individual, she frequently helped to improve peoples’ lives when she traveled to Mexico, bringing residents, schools and libraries books and helping educate children while she visited. She loved to learn and valued education. Her passion for caring about others was vast.
Nancy was very active in the area of community service in Myrtle Creek and Douglas County. Her hobbies evidenced her love of animals. Her biggest joy was raising and training Golden Retrievers, and establishing ‘The Magic Flute” which focused on dog breeding. Over time she expanded in to raising goats, horses and pigs, in addition to Golden Retriever puppies. She enjoyed music and had a wonderful sense of wit. Nancy is survived by John Reindel, her husband of 57 years; her adult children: Eric, Hans, Kurt and Jennifer; eight grandchildren and her sister Joan Chichester. Nancy was always there for others. She had a heart of gold and will be greatly missed by all.