Sherry Lynn (Tuttle) Reninger (1931 - 2018)

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Sherry Lynn (Tuttle) Reninger, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, died peacefully in her sleep on January 11, 2018. She was 86 years old.
Sherry was born to Edmund and Blanche Tuttle in Cody Wyoming on July 16, 1931. She grew up in Cody, going to school, spending time at her uncle's ranch and working at the local soda counter with her twin sister Marian, making and serving malts and milkshakes.
After high school Sherry and Marian attended the University of Wyoming. At college Sherry was active in the Wyoming Cowboys Rifle and Sharp Shooters Club, winning numerous medals for her marksmanship. She earned a degree in Elementary Education and accepted a teaching position in Los Alamos. It was there she met John Reninger whom she married in 1956 in Cody. They settled in Los Alamos where they raised their 2 children. Sherry worked for the Los Alamos Public Schools for over 20 years teaching Kindergarten, first grade and second grade at almost every elementary school in town. She was a caring and dedicated educator who was loved by her students and well respected among her peers. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international sorority of women educators and also a member of the altar guild at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Sherry loved Los Alamos and the surrounding area having picnics and birthday parties at Bandelier and in the Jemez mountains. Throughout the years she had many escapades with her beloved group of friends the Bluebirds, such as their annual great pumpkin hunt day trip to northern New Mexico and their legendary annual Christmas cookie exchange.
Sherry traveled after retirement seeing Hawaii and parts of Europe with friends, and going on road trips across the country with John to visit family and friends. She continued to volunteer at her church, spent time with the Bluebirds, played with her grandchildren and baked cookies for her family, neighbors and friends at the Betty Ehart senior center.
Sherry gave so much for those she loved. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, a true friend and a helpful neighbor. She always saw the good in others, and to know her was to love her. She will truly be missed.
Sherry is survived by her twin sister Marian Snell, brother Max Tuttle, daughter and son-in-law Lee Ann and Brent Bower, grandsons Christopher Reninger and Adam Bower, and granddaughter Stefani Naranjo. She was preceded in death by her husband John Reninger and her son Paul Reninger.
A memorial and celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Betty Ehart Senior Center, Aspen Ridge Lodge or the Los Alamos Visiting Nurses.
Published in Los Alamos Monitor on Jan. 24, 2018