Jill Reynolds was a woman who lit up the room with her smile and good humor. She believed in connecting with her community, and that the best way to have a strong community was to do it together. Jill loved dogs and was an advocate for dog quality of life. Jill was partner on a radio talk show “Critter Patter” on KRFC with Sue Carroll of Bones du Jour, where all things human/animal bond were discussed. She was a certified Canine Massage Provider by the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and owned and operated Canine Massage of the Rockies for over 15 years where she brought together veterinarians, holistic practitioners and the dog’s human companions to meet the wellness goals of her dog clients. After her SAR dog Skid injured himself, Jill took this path even further by helping to bring together K9 fitness professionals and search and rescue dog handlers to help prevent major career-threatening injuries in our K9s. Jill was a Life Member of LCSAR and was a member for 11 years. During her time on LCSAR, she dedicated hundreds of hours at missions, trainings, and as an instructor and dog handler. She was active with Skid, in SAR for almost 10 years, 5 of those years as a SARDOC member. Skid and Jill were a fixture in Larimer County Search and Rescue’s Preventative Search and Rescue (PSAR) program. She and Skid greatly enjoyed spending time at public events and at schools teaching children about LCSAR and wilderness safety. Even as her health decline during her long-term illness, she found ways to support her SAR team and the community, even from her bedside, through performing administrative functions. Jill passed from this world on July 25th, 2019. She had impacted this community in so many ways, and she will be greatly missed. May we strive to uphold our community and our SAR mission as she did.
Melissa Kindt, Larimer County SAR