Tommie Gene Reagan, our beloved mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on November 30, 2020 in Fortuna. She was born in Baskin, Louisiana on March 22, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 70 years, Louis Virgil Reagan.

Tommie was the eldest of three children. She moved with her family at the age of 19 to California and married Louis on September 30, 1945. They made their home in Kerman for 26 years then relocated to Fortuna in 1971. There, she enjoyed working as a teacher’s aide at South Fortuna Elementary School.

She shared many camping trips with her family and loved hunting and fishing. She was quite happy to catch a bigger fish than Louis! They loved cooking fish and potato fries for neighbors in their backyard.

Tommie was quite an artist when it came to needlepoint. She won many ribbons at the local fair for her beautiful work. She also loved to tend to her flower garden and grew many beautiful varieties. Tommie loved to read and enjoyed attending her church.

Tommie was a hard worker and also loved to cook and bake. She spent many hours in the kitchen always making sure everyone had enough. She was known for the dozens of cookies she would routinely bake. For her it was an all-day affair, which made everyone happy. She loved her friends and their company and enjoyed giving them her cookies.

What Tommie enjoyed most was her family. She was a faithful giver and a woman of integrity. She loved her daughter and grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them. She had many nieces and nephews and was loved by all. She was close to her sister and they would talk often.

She is now reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband and her Savior. She was loved so very much and will be missed more than one can imagine.

Tommie is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Reagan Nelson (Bruce), grandchildren: Daniel Harrison, Nicholas Reagan Harrison, Shiloh Karshima (William);  great grandchildren: Alabama Harrison, Seember and Tersoo Karshima; her sister Bobbie Palsgaard and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Our family wishes to send our thanks and appreciation to Dr Tamara Dennis, her staff and Sequoia Springs Memory Care. They have our deepest gratitude for the care, kindness and love given to mom and us. We appreciate her friends for shared visits with her. You all mattered.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the family will have a private celebration of life.


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