Mary Kay Reynolds Smith

Profile Updated: May 25, 2018
Residing: Woodstock, IL USA
Occupation: Retired District 47 Board/Supt Secretary
Spouse/Partner: Steven W. Smith (Willie)
Children: Son Steven, 45, married to Megan Farrow from CL
Son Brad, 41, married to Ashley Moen from S. Dakota
Daughter More…Kristen, 40, married to John Cannon from Marengo
Kristen is asst principal for Canterbury Elementary School in Crystal Lake
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Birthplace:

Atlanta, Georgia

Married? When? How long?

November 20, 1971 - 44 years

Grandchildren:

3 grandsons Brady (16) Payton (15) and Myles 4 years old
2 granddaughters Maddie Kay(12) and Gracie (11)

Can't believe Brady is driving. Now I know I'm old!

What have you been doing since 1970?

Came out of retirement! Sept 2010 - part time student services at Indian Prairie Elementary in C.L. (LOVE IT!) Had 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.

As of Feb 2014 on medical leave for seizures...don't know where they came from but have had 2 so far. No driving which is the worst! Find out the end of May if I can drive again...driving again, seizure free since January 2015!

2018 - Life is good!

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. He passed away in February 2015 from Parkinsons Disease.

How often do you get back to Crystal Lake?

about once a week or so

Would you ever move back to Crystal Lake?

No

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

Keep up on Facebook with several cassmates

Ever want to do anything that you haven't done yet?

Would love to open up a Camp Bow Wow! 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 and 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 called on 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?

I have two labradors that I love! Dogs are my favorite, any kind, doesn't matter.

Travel much?

Italy, Switzerland, Panama Canal 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 sometime.

Cool things you've done?

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

I visited Fight 93 Penn. 9/11 National Memorial, it wasn't cool, it was very sad, I wanted to go to show my respects, it hit home because my dad, and my brother,











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?

Yes

Watched the sunrise with someone?

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

Sat out in the rain?

Yes

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't do?

Shoot a gun, but now I have, brother Phil let me shoot his rifle, shotgun and a German luger

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

Yes

Any gray hair yet?

That's what haircoloring is for!

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I'm actually kind of a loner, I'm content just to sit and read but love amaretto!

Favorite Foods?

Pastas

Favorite Drink(s)?

Amaretto

Favorite Sports?

Football,hockey, baseball and basketball

Favorite Music?

All kinds except rap

Danced your heart out?

Yes

How do you relax?

Read a book or soak in a hot tub...(alone!)

How do you see yourself in 10 years?

Older and slowing down...but ready to travel.

Any words of wisdom?

Make sure you spend as much time with your kids/grandkids - you only have one life...

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