Christine L. Reynolds, Fresno, and formerly of Shawnee, passed away March 31, 2018, from a brief, unexpected illness.

Christine L. Reynolds, Fresno, and formerly of Shawnee, passed away March 31, 2018, from a brief, unexpected illness.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 39 years, Jack Reynolds, and by her parents and six siblings.

Christine was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 1, 1919. The family of nine moved several times before settling in Shawnee. She attended Oklahoma Baptist University and graduated in 1941 with teaching credentials in English and physical education. She taught for 31 years. She moved to Fresno in 2000 to be closer to her remaining family members.

While at Shawnee High School, Christine was pep club and cheerleader sponsor for 20 years. She coached the girls’ tennis team to many championship titles: eight state championships, five runner-up championships and three third place finishes. She served as chairman of the Oklahoma high schools tennis seeding committee for 15 years. In 1975 Christine was elected Oklahoma Coach of the Year and District Coach of the Year. In 1976 she was awarded Teacher of the Year and in 1978 she was selected National Coach of the Year. She loved tennis and played for many years herself. She hardly ever missed watching a match on TV. She also was an avid Oklahoma University football fan and enjoyed family gatherings to cheer on the Sooners as well as the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Christine was an accomplished poet and artist. She had poems selected and published in a national publication. Her oil paintings were admired by many and she often received requests for her works. She loved playing the piano and could play many pieces by ear. She often played for the enjoyment of residents at Cottonwood Court Assisted Living where she resided and also played for one of the church services there and at Fairwinds senior community. She was well-liked by staff, residents and most everyone she met. She will be greatly missed.

Christine was a member and past president of Alpha Beta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and Wa-P-He study club. She was also a member and past president of Friends of the Arts, OBU. She was active in First Baptist Church, Shawnee, where she was in adult choir, hand bell choir and played piano for the adult department. She worked with the Shawnee Little Theater for 20 years in wardrobe and making costumes.

Christine is survived by daughters Janene Cagle, Jacqueline Johnson and husband Roger; grandchildren J.R. Cagle and wife Kristy, Todd Johnson and wife Kelly, and Dr. Toby Johnson and wife Michelle; great-grandchildren Wyatt, Molly, Jack, Bode and Samantha; many nieces and nephews.

Christine will be buried beside her husband in Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee. A memorial service is planned for the future.