Marnell “Marnie” Lena Reynolds | The independent daily on

Marnell “Marnie” Lena Reynolds, 72, died Jan. 24, 2022, at Banner Goldfield Medical Center in Apache Junction, AZ, after a long and valiant battle with cancer.

Marnie was the most cavalier, spirited, and excellent pioneer. She grew up in Princeton, Minnesota and graduated from Princeton High School in 1967. After graduation, she traveled to Arizona to pursue her dreams of all things horse: training, horseback riding and pension. Marnie was a tireless worker and an outspoken advocate for all animals. More recently, she built the “Quarter Circle Boot Ranch” in 1994 from her blood, sweat and tears. The ranch sits at the foot of the Superstition Mountains and was her paradise on earth until she was admitted to hospital a few weeks ago. Like a real ranch, Marnie’s business has brought people from all walks of life together and she has enjoyed great respect for her considerable equestrian skills and expertise. Marnie developed strong friendships and received amazing help and support from special friends Jim, Sandy and Anne whom the family can’t thank enough.

Marnie remains a fond memory surrounding all who knew her. She is survived by her siblings, Tom (Sam) Reynolds and Carol (Craig) Nutt, Aunt Joyce Fritche, numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces, friends, clients, dog Coyote, cat Rudy and several horses that continue to look after his friends.

She was predeceased by her beloved parents Erwin and Eleanor, her older brother David, her sister-in-law Sandy, her uncles Eugene, Erwin, Donald, Gerald and Roger Reynolds, her uncles Al, Roger and George Williams and his aunts Marjorie Embertson. and DeLoris Reynolds, and many, many special animals.

A family funeral service at Lakeside Cemetery in Spencer Brook Township, Minnesota will be scheduled at a later date.

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