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J. Keith Reynolds, 83, a rancher and farmer for many years, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, from a massive stroke on Saturday.
He was born in Billings on April 2, 1931, to Clarence and Margaret Reynolds.
He was raised in Fromberg, graduating in 1949 from Fromberg High School. He attended college in Bozeman for two years and then joined the Marine Corps in 1951. He was in Tactical Air Control and served a year in Korea.
He married Mae Tronson on April 10, 1953, in Billings.
They lived in California until he was discharged from the Marine Corps, then returned to Montana. They farmed at Molt for 24 years, raising grain, cattle and four children.
Mr. Reynolds had served on the Molt Elevator board, Stillwater Grain Growers, Rapelje school board and Stillwater Soil Conservation Service board.
He was a member of Molt Congregational Church, the National Simmental Association and the Limousin Association.
Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds bought a ranch in Winnett in 1976 and raised alfalfa seed and leaf cutter bees for 18 years.
Both were active in the Montana Alfalfa Seed Association. He was on the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service board, and also sold liquid cattle feed.
They sold the ranch in 1995 and retired to Molt.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Dave and Mark of Fairview; a daughter, Jolene Shaw of Mosby; and 21 grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Shiloh Methodist Church, 1810 Shiloh Road. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.