Karen Renois passed away suddenly while taking care of her horses in Bakersfield, CA on January 19, 2016. She is survived by her two children Amy Thrasher and Matt Renois of Bakersfield, Ca. She is also survived by her father Ben Fitzgerald and sister Tracey Ray and her brother Pat Fitzgerald and her nephew Casey Ray of Bakersfield Ca. Karen was preceded in death by her mother Boots Fitzgerald.
Karen was born in Ranger Texas and then moved to California. Karen loved taking care of the family Angus cattle ranch and was the first in California to Artificially Inseminate cattle. She also loved looking after the pecan orchard and managing the horses.
Karen loved owning and managing the family Video Store. She loved meeting great people and created lifelong friendships.
Karen owned and ran a Real Estate company. She quickly climbed the corporate ladder and became president of the board of realtors. Karen was the top listing and selling agent two years in a row. Karen always made friends in her business ventures.
When she decided to retire she knew she would have more time with her horses. Karen and her daughter Amy both shared the love of horses. Karen and Amy had a very special mom and daughter bond. Karen loved her horses Chip and Arizona. Chip was a beautiful black and white paint. Karen had always dreamed of owning one since watching Bonanza on television. Amy broke and trained a perfect horse for her mom named Arizona. Karen and Arizona had a bond that was truly special.
Karen was proud of her son Matt, whom excelled in BMX bike competitions and mentored young adults in BMX competitions and safety.
Karen had a caring heart for all animals and rescued numerous dogs. She constantly helped others in the feeding and care for their animals.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Karen's memory to Alpha Canine Sanctuary P.O. Box 5517 Bakersfield, CA 93388 (661)391-8212.
A funeral will be held for Karen at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel Friday January 29th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. 3700 River Blvd Bakersfield, CA 93305. For condolences please visit: Greenlawn Funeral Home
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