Reynolds, Stacey Darcell Died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Elgin, IL, Monday, July 9, surrounded by family and friends. She was born August 8, 1964, in Madison, WI, to Rodney and Carole (Goldsmith) Reynolds. They moved to Boscobel in 1966 and she spent most of her growing up years there, attending Boscobel Elementary School and graduating from Boscobel High School with honors in 1982. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in interior design in 1986 and began working for Interior Systems, Inc. in Fond du Lac. During her career with ISI she designed the interiors of many McDonald's restaurants and Harley Davidson retail stores in the United States and abroad. She also studied architecture and urban planning at UW-Milwaukee. She was married to Thomas M. Lesiewicz on the beach at Sandals in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, December 31, 1992, and they began their married life in Milwaukee. They moved to Seattle, WA, in 1994 where she continued to work for ISI for a time and then for The Environmental Home Center designing custom cabinets using eco -friendly materials. They moved to Elgin, IL, in 2003 where Stacey worked from home as an alternative energy consultant for Natural Dynamics, and volunteered her time at her children's pre-school (Elgin Parent Coop Preschool), elementary school (Lowrie PTA), her church (UUCE Green Sanctuary Committee), neighborhood community (SWAN-Southwest Area Neighbors) , and in the larger Elgin community (Elgin Sustainability Master Plan-Green Buildings and Technology). In 2009 she reached a life-long goal of receiving a black belt in Kyuki-do at Kim's Black Belt Academy in Elgin. She is survived by her husband Tommy; children: Aleks, Kassia and Jacoby, at home; sisters: Lauren (Todd) King, Boscobel; Lesley Reynolds (Jon Kendziera); brother, Garret (Linda) Reynolds, Boscobel; Mother and step dad, Carole and Gary Young, Boscobel; in-laws, aunts and uncles, cousins, niece and nephews. Preceding her in death were her father, Rodney Reynolds and grandparents, Lois and Ralph Goldsmith, Agnes Hoffman and Kemeth Reynolds, all of Boscobel. There will be a memorial service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, IL (www.uuce.org), on Stacey's birthday August 8th. Instead of flowers Stacey requests that everyone who attends the service go out and plant something, big or small afterwards or donate to Elgin Community Garden Network or Living Lands and Water, Million Tree Project, www.livinglandsandwater.org., or make a donation to Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice or LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, both in Geneva, IL.
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Published in Courier News on July 15, 2012