Jerry was a US Army veteran and spent two years plus on the Yalu River in Korea that left him with a disability.He attended Poly-Tec School in Portland, OR when he was very young. Later, he took up cabinet making and was drafted back into the Army and was stationed again on the Yalu River.Reyna loved children and was a “mother”, auntie and grandma to all those she met. Her devotion to family was so much a part of her personality.No matter what life dealt her way, she always had time for others.
Jerry then worked for several years for Bob Nichols Boat Works in Hood River, OR and helped build a large boat that is still in service in Portland, where it cruises the Columbia River.
Her athletic skills could also be seen in volleyball where she served a mean bullet.
In 1988, she was selected to represent the United States on the Junior Olympics team that traveled to South Korea and China.
Every November, her bedroom would become “Command Central” for Christmas, as she was a lifetime believer.
She was a talented seamstress, beadwork artist and cook.