Monday, November 21, 2011
We're written quite a bit about Irven G. Reynolds, patriarch and founder of Reynolds Buick GMC but we haven't worked Mrs. Reynolds into the conversation thus far. While going through the files we found these wonderful portraits of her on her wedding day, so we thought this would be a good way to introduce her.
Miss Gertrude Ives was born and raised in Wisconsin. She met her future husband while visiting relatives in California. They began a long distance correspondence that became a courtship and then a romance. She married Irven Reynolds on June 27, 1923. They were married for over fifty years and had two children, Patricia and Irven Jr., better known as our own Pete Reynolds.
Gertrude Ives Reynolds was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and citizen, and was very active in civic causes and charities throughout her life. She was the Matriarch of our Reynolds family, and much loved and admired by the people of Covina.
We believe that our success and longevity is due to the values and philisophies instilled in us by our founders. We take pride in our heritage, and we work hard to preserve the values and dreams of our founders, Irven and Gertrude Ives Reynolds.