Frances Huffman Reynolds has continued to stay connected with Fort Hays State University, even in death.
Born in Ogallah, Reynolds attended FHSU and graduated in 1950 with her bachelor's degree in elementary education. Her partnership with FHSU continues through a charitable reminder trust with the FHSU Endowment Association. A scholarship in her and her late husband's name.
Ralph Huffman, a former football coach at FHSU, was inducted into the Tiger Sports Hall of Fame. He was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award in 1979. The Ralph "Red" Huffman and Frances E. Huffman Reynolds Scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in technology studies or education. The recipient must have above average grades and must demonstrate superior leadership skills.
She later married Dr. Lloyd Reynolds for two years. Upon his death, she established the Dr. Lloyd W. Reynolds Pre-Medicine Scholarship Fund with the FHSU Endowment Association. The scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student pursuing a pre-medicine program.
She was not only a proud supporter of FHSU but was also an active member of the FHSU Endowment Association's Board of Trustees from 1986-1994 and was inducted into the Century Club in 1982 and the President's Club in 1983.
Reynolds died at the age of 89 on Sept. 5, 2005, in Colorado Springs.