Renee Oakley was born on August 8, 1932 and passed away on September 7, 2018. She was preceded in death by her loving husband LaVor Oakley and two of her children, Boyd Oakley and Rebecca Horne.\r\n\r\nShe is survived by a sister, Kay Van Leeuen and her other children, Jeffrey E. Oakley (Rose), Bonnie K. Luna (Jim), and Sharon R. Lewis (Jeff). She is also survived by grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and soon to be great-great-grandchild.\r\n\r\nRenee married LaVor on August 8, 1952 and they both became Jehovah’s Witnesses in the 1960’s.\r\nThe most rewarding day of her life was her baptism in dedication to Jehovah on February 29, 1964. She remained one of His faithful servants until her death. \r\n\r\nRenee had the ability to put anyone she came in contact with at total ease. She had such a love for the truth that when she would talk to others about an article she had read, you wanted grab it and read it for yourself. She always had interesting spiritual gems to share on any and every occasion, so coffee breaks with Renee were never dull and those in service with her were spiritually fed with those gems.\r\n\r\nThe most precious memories of her will be her intense love for her creator Jehovah and the deep love she held for her husband and children. When it came to others, she loved to study the Bible with anyone willing to listen. She enjoyed every aspect of the witnessing work, from door to door with family to telephone witnessing with some of her dear older friends. Her greatest wish would have been for them to live a life pleasing to Jehovah and stay faithful to him.\r\n\r\nRenee had the rare quality of putting you in your place without you ever feeling she had said a mean word to you. She stood by you when you were right but stood firmly by Jehovah if you were wrong and you knew there was no compromise on her part. Although she has fallen asleep in death, she will awaken one day soon assured of the promise she knew was certain. “You will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43) I am certain her fondest wish would be for \r\n all her family and friends be there to greet her when she wakes in that earthly paradise. \r\n\r\nRenee had other things she enjoyed as well. Her gardening expertise was evident if you drove by her home any summer day. She loved plants and animals and never turned one down. Her garden was an awesome place to enjoy and eat from. And any helpless or stray animal was cared for to the best of her ability.\r\n\r\nThe future will be bright for Renee in a wonderful paradise here on earth. Come and share what you liked best about her. The family welcomes you to her memorial at the West Jordan Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 8887 South 3200 West, West Jordan, Utah on September 15, 2018 at 3:30PM.