Mary Kay Reynolds Smith

Profile Updated: September 12, 2019
Residing: Woodstock, IL USA
Occupation: Retired District 47 Board/Supt Secretary
Spouse/Partner: Steven W. Smith (Willie)
Children: Son Steven, 46, married to Megan Farrow from CL
Son Brad, 42, married to Ashley Moen from Rapid More…City, South Dakota
Daughter Kristen, 41, married to John Cannon from Marengo
Kristen is Principal at Riverwood Elementary School in McHenry,Il.
Number attending in 2010:



Atlanta, Georgia

Married? When? How long?

November 20, 1971 - 44 years


3 grandsons Brady Cannon (17) Payton Smith (16) and Myles 5 years old
2 granddaughters Maddie Kay(13) and Gracie (13)

What have you been doing since 1970?

Retired in 2002 from CL District 47 where I was Board secretary/Supt secretary to Rick Bernotas and Ron Miller who were two really terrific bosses/friends.

Still have family around Crystal Lake area?

My brother, Phil moved out to Iowa and brother, Richard lives in Sharon, Wisc. and is married to fellow classmate, Pat Grey.
I have two more brothers, Ron and Jim who were already in college when we moved to CL in 61. Ron lives in Virginia and Jim lived in Alabama. Jim passed away in February 2015 from Parkinsons Disease.

How often do you get back to Crystal Lake?


Would you ever move back to Crystal Lake?


Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

Keep up on Facebook with several classmates

Unfilled "Bucket List" items?

Would love to open up a Doggy Day Care! A place for dogs to go while their "parents" work or vacation.

High points of your life since high school?

Being married to Steve who is a wonderful husband/friend, my three children and of course my 5 grandchildren!
Steve and I started dating the day before our Senior year, he's a Cary Grove alum.

What are your favorite memories of high school?

There are so many. Senior year was my favorite. I hardly ever attended in the afternoons after lunch! Went to Mr. French's class and then lunch and figured why come back for a study hall!!! Can't believe I never got caught doing that.
Use to go to Cary Grove HS during the day sometimes to visit my now husband Steve...
High School was so much fun--I wish I could go back!!
Secret crush? Gosh there were so many guys in our class that I thought were so handsome!!
Favorite teacher had to be Miss Bobek. She was great.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Dogs are my favorite, any kind, doesn't matter.

Travel much?

Italy, Switzerland, Panama Canal, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Alaska

Favorite places to go?

Was Las Vegas, now I like to go see my brothers, Ron in Virginia, Phil in Iowa and Rich in Wisconsin. My brother Jim, who passed away in February 2015 lived in Alabama so still like to visit with my sister in law, Diane.

Places you want to go?

I would like to attend either the winter or summer Olympics.

Cool things you've done?

Okay, at the ripe old age of 56 I went and got a tattoo on my ankle with my daughter in law, Ashley. (Brad's wife) Steve (Willie) just shook his head. It must be the Georgia rebel coming out!

I visited Flight 93 Penn. 9/11 National Memorial, it was very sad, I wanted to go to show my respect, it hit home as my dad and brother, Ron were airline pilots.

I visited the 9/11 Flight 93 crash in Penn. It wasn't cool, it made me angry. I wanted to go to show my respect for those who lost their lives that day. My dad and my brother, Ron were both commercial airline pilots, so it really was unnerving...thinking that it could have happened to them the years that they flew.

Swam in the ocean?


Watched the sunrise with someone?

Yes, but one time it was coming home after a night out!

Sat out in the rain?


Done something you told yourself you wouldn't do?

Shot a gun, brother Phil let me shoot his rifle, shotgun and a German Luger.

Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose?


Any gray hair yet?

Of course!

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I'm uncomfortable around large groups of people! I most content staying home with my three dog rescues, Shilah, tree walker coonhound; Lucy, Jack Russell; and Archie, chocolate lab.

Favorite Foods?


Favorite Drink(s)?

No alcohol. Flavored Ice Teas.

Favorite Sports?

Football,hockey, baseball and basketball

Favorite Music?

Every genre!

Danced your heart out?


How do you relax?

I don’t relax very well! Being alone works best for me.

How do you see yourself in 10 years?

Just trying to be a nice person...

Any words of wisdom?

Make sure you spend quality time with your family while you can.

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Thanking of you Micki! Hope you have a good birthday...

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Posted on: Aug 11, 2020 at 2:54 PM

Hope you had a great birthday Irma!!

Apr 06, 2020 at 11:41 AM

I’m so sorry to hear about your brother, Claudia.., Prayers to you and your family.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Dancing with my hubby...