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Mrs. Betty Renick, (1915-2004)
A great friend to the young people of Fullerton

RENICK, Betty Weist, 88, of Fullerton, passed away May 10, 2004 of Parkinson's Disease. Born Nov. 29, 1915 in Portland, Oregon. She attended UCLA and graduated from Cal State Fullerton. She moved to Fullerton with her husband, Phil Renick in 1952 to purchase a car dealership. Betty served in leadership positions for many years in Assistance League, Damas de Caridad, Las Campanas, Needlework Guild, United Cerebral Palsey, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association. She was also active in the LDS Church. Betty is survived by her daughter, Robin Nash; sons, Leonard and James; and eight grandchildren.
Published in the Orange County Register from 5/15/2004 - 5/17/2004.

From her Guest Book on the Register website:

Dear Leonard, James & Robin,
Your Mother and I shared so many fun times together as young girls growing up. I have wonderful memories of Betty. She was beautiful and creative with impeccible taste. Once she spotted
an exquisite designer dress in the window of Bullocks Wilshire - a blue chiffon with a sequined top - with a price tag few could afford those days - well, your Mother went
home and cut a pattern of that dress from memory and sewed every sequin on by hand - a magnificent copy of a perfectly stunning gown. Betty's intelligence, sense of style and endless energy always made her sparkle. She was my favorite cousin and always so dear to me. Thinking of you during this time and send you lots of loving thoughts - Love, Laddie Macrate - Betty's Cousin
Lillian Macrate (Dana Point, CA )

The Renick family was extremely generous to have sponsored the El Dorados Golden Hill Little League Teams for many years in the 50's and 60's that Larry and I, Barney Bucheister, Don Martin, Larry Smith, Mike Weese, the Boegher brothers, Hartshorn, the big quiet pitcher whose name you recently mentioned that I have momentarily forgotten (Larry Russell), Bruce Petke, Gary Klimpel (I think),  and  many others that are in the cobwebs of my mind. You have already pictorialed the '58 Champs. Nice family to put up that dough to keep a bunch of questionable youths off the streets and away from the orange groves for all those years even though I always thought we, as a team always represented their dealership and the class of an El Dorado Caddy in much the same way that the Yankees have (we even had the Yankee blue pin stripes!). My thoughts are with the Renicks with their loss. -- Bill Brehm, '66

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