Beatrice Reynolds Black, 81 of Hanna, Wyoming (former resident of Kankakee, IL), passed away May 8th, 2018 in Rawlins WY due to complications resulting from COPD. Bea was born in Abingdon Virginia March 28, 1937 to Maden Reynolds and Dory Harmon Reynolds. Bea Married Jim Holladay in 1961, they later divorced. She married Arthur Black in 1982, and divorced after relocating to Hanna WY. Bea spent her early years raising 6 children. Later, as a successful entrepreneur, Bea began working for Elaine Powers Figure Salon in 1970 and held positions as general manager, then district manager and eventually purchased her own franchise in 1972. In 1975, she bought out the franchise rights and renamed the business Vandora's Figure Salon. She went on to own and operate several salons in Kankakee, Bradley, Minooka and Joliet before retiring in the mid 80's. Bea held a great love and passion for antiques. In the late 80's, she opened Joshua's House Antiques in Morris IL. She moved her business with her when she moved to Wyoming and continued to work diligently, collecting and selling her beloved treasures well into her late 70's. Bea leaves behind 4 children, Raymond Millar (Wendy) of Nampa ID, Penny Smith (Dan Brown) of Buda IL, Jimmy Holladay of Point of Rocks WY and Vandora Page (Dan) of Cedar Hills UT, 12 Grandchildren- Ryan, Josh, Lacey, Scott, Erin, Patrick, Brian, Tyler, Logan, Ashley, Chase & Emily and 15 great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Virginia Herald and Vickie Jean Price (Paul) of Abingdon Virginia and brother, William Reynolds (Linda) of Kingsport TN. She also leaves behind her special love and companion of many years, Rodney Christensen of Hanna WY along with many friends in IL, WY and Overton NV where she spent the winter months for several years. She is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, RC (infant), Willard, Sherman and Henry, two sisters, Mary Molly (infant), Gladys Polly Gordon and two children, Tammy Holladay Ciminski and Paul David Millar. A private service will be held at a later date.
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