Jacque Arleen Renshaw passed away peacefully on March 3, 2013 following a recent diagnosis of cancer. She was born January 16, 1933 in Wheatland, WY to Arlo B. Good and Veda Good. Jacque married and began her family with 2 children, Michael David O’Dell and Carisa Lynn O’Dell. In 1965 she married Roby “Ward” Renshaw and together their family had 6 children: 4 boys and 2 girls creating their own “Brady Bunch.”
Following a career where Ward was a professor of Ocean Biology at Cal State Long Beach, they moved to Newport, Oregon in 1973 where Jacque and Ward were joint owner/operators of Renshaw’s Office Products. Jacque later opened Jacque’s Hallmark and after working in the gift industry for 25 years, she retired in 1998. She and Ward pursued their dream of year round golf, building a home in Grass Valley, AZ and another in Sunriver, Oregon where Jacque was a member of Sunriver Women’s Golf Club. Following Ward’s passing in 2003, Jacque moved to Bend and became a member of PEO where she served on the Board as Treasurer. In 2007, she met her companion, Harlie Peterson who was with her through her final years.
Jacque will be remembered as a model of friendship as she maintained so many strong friendships from each segment of her life. She will be missed by her family and friends who loved her kind and generous spirit and bright smile.
Jacque is survived by her sons, Michael David O’Dell of Eugene, OR., Michael Roby Renshaw (Linda Renshaw) of Benicia, Ca., Scott Ward Renshaw of Tempe, AZ; her daughter Renee Renshaw-Myrwang (Jack Myrwang) of Bend Oregon; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Ward Renshaw, daughter Carisa Miller, and son Barry Renshaw.
An intimate service will be held in Portland during the summer. If desired, contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society or Partners in Care at 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend 97701.
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