June 28, 1939-June 22, 2019
Anita Reynolds Wildhaber, was the daughter of Corbin Miller Reynolds III and Ruby Katherine Maydion Reynolds of Glen Wilton, VA
A model student and athlete, she was the student chair for the first Virginia state science fair, winner of citizenship awards, an All-Star 4-H member, and was honored as the All-star Captain of Eagle Rock Basketball team.
Anita was an active RN nurse, serving in many hospitals in the Roanoke valley as well as serving as the Director of Nurse training at McVitty for over 10 years. She coordinated blood drives with the Red Cross and was a published author in the Nursing Journal. While teaching nursing at McGuire hospital, Anita met her husband, Joseph Franklin Wildhaber, and was happily married for over 54 years. Anita was a living testimony to the Glory and goodness of God, and a shining example of a child and servant of God. She taught Sunday school for the Friendship class for many years, and served as a deacon’s wife. She was a devout biblical scholar, and could always reveal a new truth she had gleaned from her readings.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents, and brother, Corbin Miller Reynolds IV. She is survived by her sister Margret Jane Lyle and husband Ernie Lyle; her sister-in-law’s Cathelyn Wildhaber Barnett and Wilma Glorine Wildhaber; Daughters Trina Maria Boitnott and husband Dale Boitnott; Katherine Wildhaber Bowman and husband Benjamin Samuel Bowman; Grandchildren Joshua Dale Boitnott, Brittany Maria Boitnott, Aaron Thomas Bowman, Ethan Andrew Bowman and Anna Maria Bowman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by many wonderful caregivers who provided incredible love and care for our mother including Angie, Martha, Chanell and Rose; as well as the Heartland Hospice care staff, especially Irene. In lieu of flowers please, consider donating to: Fellowship Community Church, 1226 Red Lane Extension, and Salem, VA 24153.
A private Family Graveside service with Rev. Ken Nienke officiating will be held. A public celebration of Anita and Frank’s life for friends and family will be held at Fellowship Community Church from 4 pm-7pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019.