Delores C Renz
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May 19, 1934 - November 15, 2012
In memory of our loving mother, Delores Celestine Renz, who passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2012 at a local care center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 19th at Lizard Butte Baptist Church, Marsing with burial to follow at Marsing-Homedale Cemetery, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Viewing hours will be between 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17th at Dakan Funeral Chapel. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
Delores was born May 19, 1934 in Ventura, California to Resugio "Ray" Raygosa and Oliva Chavez. In her teen years, she met the love of her life, John Franklin Renz. They were married on March 21, 1952.
At the age of 15, Delores became a CNA and began a 40 year career at Grandma George Retirement Home. She was hardworking, loyal and compassionate to those she cared for. Throughout the 50's and 60's, John was stationed in Panama. As a devout Christian, Delores began her missionary work and spreading the message of the Lord. She was a teacher and a singer in the choir.
In 1971, Delores and John moved back to Idaho and began dairy farming. She continued to work hard and loved the country life. After 52 years of happy marriage, John passed away on May 5, 2004.
Delores was a dedicated military during her marriage, she was a traveler, a missionary, but her most important role, of which she was so proud, was being a mother. She loved children and was surrounded by children throughout her life.
Delores is survived by those she loved, Johnny Mike & Joyce Renz, Francis Poe, Diana & Ralph Andrus, Geraldine & Leland Andrus, Tina & Greg Vassar, Rene & Justin Dennis, Timothy & Camellia Renz, and Carlos Renz; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous friends and family.
She joins her husband, John Renz; her son, Anthony Renz; and her great-grandchildren, Alexander Canaday, Celestine Adams, and Havhen Adams.
Delores will be deeply missed by all who loved her.
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Nov. 17, 2012