A Turtle’s Tribute:
Birth: Sep. 1, 1939 Georgia, USA
Death: May 10, 2009 Cleveland Cuyahoga County Ohio, USA
Renee R. Olds, 69, of Hot Springs Village, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mrs. Olds was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 1, 1939 to the late Colonel Louis A. Rochez, USAF retired, and Peggy Thomason Rochez.
Mrs. Olds is preceded in death by her mother and father and her daughter, Melanie Lynn Olds.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ray Olds, of Hot Springs Village; her daughter Cassie Olds- Benton, of McKinney, Texas; her son Bill Olds, of Hot Springs Village; two grandchildren, W. R. and Emmily, and her brother, Louis L. Rochez and his wife, Regina of Annapolis, Md.
Mrs. Olds enjoyed a life of volunteerism, serving on several boards and directing a number of charity fundraisers.
While her son was attending St. Mark’s School in Dallas, she volunteered in the school cafeteria, the bookstore, as the senior mom and chaired the Marksmen Ball.
She was a member of the Wadley Guild supporting the Wadley Hospital, and directed their fund-raiser, the Wadley Whoopee.
Mrs. Olds was a founding board member of the Foundation for Hospital Art. As a board member, she painted in numerous hospitals in China, Europe and the United States. She was a board member of the Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas and chaired their fund-raising ball, Antiques to Zebras auction.
Needlepoint was a lifelong passion. An avid reader, she co-founded two book clubs both of which are still active.
She sponsored the Episcopal Youth Club at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Dallas and was very active at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at Holy Trinity, Hot Springs Village, on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 11 a.m., with a reception in Sifford Hall following the service.
Renee chose to be cremated, with ashes remaining at Trinity.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Gardens
Hot Springs Village
Created by: Sherry D Chilton
Record added: May 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70253527