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Daniel McReynolds

d. June 26, 2021

Daniel (Dan) Leslie McReynolds 86 years old. Dan peacefully passed away at home on June 26, after a short but hard battle with cancer. He was born in Las Nutrias, NM to his parents, George and Isabel who he is preceded in death by, also preceded in death by his wife Mabel of 50 years and sister, Mary. After High school Dan joined the army where he served for 3 years assigned to the 82nd Airborne division, which he was so proud of. Dan was widely known in all of Northern New Mexico where he organized and owned McReynolds Construction Company for several years. He employed many locals including heavy equipment operators, pavers, concrete workers and laborers who respected him for giving them the opportunity to thrive in the construction business. Dan continued his construction career in Los Alamos where he supervised another large group who continually mention to his children “I am where I’m at today because of your dad”. We are very proud of the man our father was and above all, he is known for his generosity to everyone he came in contact with. He loved fishing and we spent summers at Heron Lake  where he caught a 34 inch trout that he still talked about his last day with us. Dan is survived by his children; Pearl McReynolds, Leslie McReynolds, Kathy Griego (Eduardo) and Shirley Martinez (Billy). His siblings; Thomas McReynolds (Maggie) and Sister Stephanie McReynolds O.S.F. In laws; Stella, Juan, Ciria and Richard. Grandchildren; Isaac, John Derek (Bryana), Steven (Belinda), Carissa (David), Leslie (TJ) and Danielle (Ryan). Great Grandchildren Alyssa (Keith), Isaac, Cayden, Jaxson, Kalea, Riley and Liam. Great-great grandchildren; Aydin, Natacia and Ezekiel. He is also survived by his many family members and friends.  The McReynolds family would like to thank Giving Home Health Care, Compassus Hospice St. Vincents Regional Cancer Center and all the nurses at St. Vincents Hospital who cared for him during his previous stays there. We also thank all the sisters at St. Francis of Perpetual adoration at Mt. St. Francis, the Carmelite nuns at Mt. Carmel for their continued prayers and who were all able to comfort Dan and his children during his most difficult days and Chaplain Joseph “Chappy” Villegas. Rosary will be prayed on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Cruz de la Canada Catholic Church, with a burial to follow at La Puebla Cemetery.

The McReynolds family has entrusted the care of their beloved Dan to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.

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