Stephen E. Reynolds
Stephen E. Reynolds
  • October 28, 1943 - April 10, 2015
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

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Professor Stephen Eugene Reynolds was born on October 28, 1943 in Noblesville Indiana, and passed away April 10, 2015 in Salt Lake City Utah. He was preceded in death by parents Jack Eugene Reynolds, and Lois Daubenspeck Reynolds. He attended and graduated Fairborn High School, Ohio State University, and the University of Wisconsin Madison. He held a PhD in Economics, and taught at the University of Utah for 47 years. He is survived by wife Ann Williams Reynolds, daughters Stephanie Reynolds Swint and Elizabeth Reynolds, and grand-daughter Zoe Putnam. Stephen married Ann on June 19, 1965, and is dearly beloved. There was little that Stephen loved more than teaching. However, if there was anything, it was his family. Known and admired throughout the world, Stephen impacted thousands of lives both through his teaching, and his stoic goodness. He was a brilliant man, and at the end of the day he was a doting husband, father, and grandfather. Through his teaching, he taught in Europe, The Middle East,Central America and Asia. He came to love Asia and Thailand in particular. He loved to travel-both by plane to foreign countries and by road trip across the United States. He was an excellent cook, and loved to sit down at the end of the day with a good murder mystery, and his family. He will be missed. Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church, on South Temple and C Street, on Friday April 17th, at 11:00 AM. There will be a gathering following the services in the fellowship hall at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following:
The College of Social and Behavioral Science "Stephen Reynolds Giving Circles." Funds collected will be used to support undergraduate/graduate students in Economics, and the Master of International Affairs and Global Enterprise (MIAGE) program Steve directed. You can donate online to the CSBS general development fund through and indicate the purpose of your gift (e.g. "Steve Reynolds Giving Circles - Economics Graduate Students") under "Special Instructions." Gifts designated for students in graduate programs will be matched by the Graduate School/CSBS.
The Educational fund for Zoe Putnam, Stephen Reynolds Grand-daughter. You can make a gift at