March 2020

Renee Palmer

Renee Palmer passed away on Feb. 12 at her home in Orange. She was born in Chicago on May 15, 1952 to parents Ruth and Dennis Rivelli. 

She attended St. Peters Catholic School in Skokie, Illinois, Marywood High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and St. Teresa’s College in Winona, Minnesota. Renee moved to Orange in 1977, and her family followed over the next three years. 

Renee was professionally trained in ballet and modern dance, and was an accomplished oil painter and interior decorator. She was a member of the Ridgeline Tennis Club and maintained close friendships with her tennis friends. Renee taught at La Purisima Catholic School for 22 years, and loved her job. She was a member of the La Purisima Parish for 43 years.

Renee was a room mom for her son Ryan, and also a team mom for many of his sports teams. She enjoyed her trips to Palm Desert, Avalon, Laguna Beach and Maui. She is survived by her son Ryan, husband Steve, brother Dennis, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society.