Annie Platt Reynoso, age 94, a longtime resident of Whittier, Calif., passed away in her home of 64 years on April 17, 2021, surrounded by family. Annie was born on Sept. 21, 1926 to Caroline (Cook) and Antonio Platt in Phoenix, Ariz. Her mother had a restaurant on Sullivan Street called La Paloma. In 1940, she moved away from Arizona with her family to Los Angeles. Her beauty was striking, leading to modeling opportunities and being Cinco de Mayo Sports Queen of 1949 for her social club. That’s when she met the love of her life, Louis Jose Reynoso. They were married in 1954 and had five children. Together they led a full life, traveling the world and enjoying time with their family and friends. Her laugh was infectious and constant; her presence, overwhelming. If you ever needed her, she was there to solve problems and find solutions.
Annie was heavily involved in her children’s lives, managing the family band and never missing a sporting or music event for them and, later in life, for her grandchildren. She was always the room mom, PTA president and even fed the St. Paul football team while her sons attended school there.
Annie always had a soft spot for Arizona, singing songs about her childhood home and sharing stories about her life there. Every October, Annie and Louie would drive down to Miami to attend the Oldtimers Reunion Dance and visit with her friends. Until recently, she made sure to have the Arizona Silver Belt delivered to her home.
Her stories, her laugh and her overwhelming love and giving nature will be so very missed.
Annie is preceded in death by her husband Louis, who died on June 12, 2015. Annie is survived by her daughters Debbie Reynoso, Denise Pratt and Daphine Grassilli, sons Randy Reynoso and Russ Reynoso, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.