Becky-Lee Hill Reynolds

March 11, 1944 ~ November 13, 2020

Becky-Lee Hill Reynolds passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020, at the age of 76. She will be greatly missed, but we rejoice that after her long struggle with dementia, she is finally restored to her intelligent, caring, and creative self and reunited with her dearly loved parents.

Becky-Lee was born March 11, 1944, in Abilene, Texas, to Charles and Vevedeen (Woolsey) Hill. She grew up in the Rose Park area of Salt Lake City, attended West High School, and studied architecture at the University of Utah. She served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Paris, France. She married Don Reynolds in 1968 (later divorced); they had five children.

Becky-Lee had many talents. She started a novel when she was in high school and enjoyed revising and adding to the story until it was recently published. She composed many songs for family, friends, and church groups, including “Heavenly Father, While I Pray” and “My Mother Dear,” both published in the Children’s Songbook and sung by generations of Primary children. She also acted for many years in plays at City Rep (later Utah Children’s Theatre and now Parker Theatre) where she had a knack for creating unusual characters.

She loved her family and was a devoted mother and grandmother. She believed her children could excel and constantly supported them in their education. She shared with them her love of music, reading, and travel. From library trips to road trips, she taught them the value of learning new things and enjoying the journey.

She remained faithful to the Church throughout her life and served in countless ways, especially in Scouting and Primary. One of her most heartfelt wishes was to see a temple built in France. Although she was not able to understand the announcement when it finally happened, we know she must be thrilled about it now.

Becky-Lee is survived by her children, Tamary (Michael) Shoemaker, Matthew (Cori) Reynolds, Aaron (Julie) Reynolds, Nathan (Kelly) Reynolds, and Bethany (Luke) Whipple; 12 grandchildren; brother, Mike (Dana) Hill; and sister, Randi (Dennis) Blanchard. She was preceded in death by her parents. We would like to thank the staff of Legacy Village Memory Care and Aspire Hospice for their dedicated care during the last years of Mom’s life.

A graveside service for family only will take place on Friday, November 20, at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Instead of flowers, we suggest donations to Parker Theatre or to the General Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



Guestbook/Condolences

I'm so sorry to read of Becky's passing. My love to all the family.

- Andrea E. Bailey
I was in many plays with Becky at City Rep, and I loved her creativity and dry sense of humor. She took me under her wing as a young actress, and I will always be grateful for her. I knew she had written songs for the Children's Songbook, and later, as a Primary Chorister in many wards, I enjoyed thinking of her as I taught her music.

- Mirra Evans Mitchell
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My mom grew up with your mother,they were best friends. In fact your mother gave them the nicknames March 10th and 11th . They went to school from, elementary thru High School. My Mother has one of the first drafts of her book in the old grey church binders sitting in a box in her bedroom she loved reading it. I think she has had it for almost 30 years. she was an amazing fun person. My mother is also suffering from dementia, as went by and they got separated they would always find each other. My mom still talks about her though her memory isn't that great anymore your mom was one thing she always talked about. I know that she is in peace now.

- Jolene Sartori (March 10th)
Becky was one of the sweetest women I knew. How happy she must be beyond the veil to learn of the Paris Temple. She spoke often of her time in France. I know she will be using her talents wherever she is.

- Laurie Williams
My sincere condolences in your loss, Sister Becky is now with our Heavenly Father.

- Maria Reyes
To Tamary and family, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this tender time. I hold fond memories of your mother getting to know her in the Salt Lake 33rd Ward. She was a kind, gentle woman with the warmest smile. May you feel the peace and comfort God offers so lovingly.

- Trell Beaty
Its never easy to lose someone. I'll really miss you alot Aunt Becky. I always enjoyed our family parties and playing at your house when I was younger. Say hi to Grandma and Grandpa for me 💖

- Marcia Hill Carter
Sending our love and sympathy. We enjoyed knowing Becky and the Reynolds family while we lived in the 33rd Ward neighborhood.I especially loved her laugh! The Willie Family

- Jane Willie
Dear Reynolds family, I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing, but like you said it is also a blessing. Becky was a smart, wise,and kind. Bethany, I appreciate your loving thoughts and feelings you shared. I bet she was so very happy and proud of each of you! She will be watching o we her I know❤Love and prayers! Terri

- Terri Hathaway