April 1925 ~ October 2019_x000D_
Elon Q. Rentz, 94, passed away peacefully at home in Turlock on October 31, 2019.
She was born April 5, 1925 in Pineview, Georgia to Oscar and Minnie Lou Bolton. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Rentz, and brothers, John, Mahlon, and Bobby Bolton.
Elon is survived by her daughter Glenda (Jon) Ellefson of Turlock, grandchildren Eric (Tina) Ellefson of Turlock and Kari (Skip) Wilbur of Lodi. She will also be greatly missed by her great-grandchildren, Austin and Aiden Ellefson and Blake and Hailey Wilbur.
Elon spent over five decades in the banking industry, starting in Long Beach, California and later in Turlock for the Bank of California. Promotions within the bank took her to stops in Riverbank, Sacramento, and San Francisco and in 1978, she graduated from Seattle’s Pacific Coast School of Banking. While in San Francisco, Elon worked as a troubleshooter for the bank, traveling to branches throughout the Bay Area to help with operations issues and commuting to Turlock on weekends. Elon moved back to Turlock following her retirement from the Bank of California, but that didn’t mean she was ready to slow down. Along with working as a part-time bank teller for a local bank until she was 85 years old, she also helped the Turlock Soroptimist Club raise scholarship funds for low income women, served as treasurer for the Turlock Reading Club, and was a member of the Red Hatters Club. Elon enjoyed the many cruises and trips she took with her daughter and son-in-law, as well as their weekly Friday night dinners out. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Turlock.
Special thanks to the several caregivers who provided Elon with invaluable care during the past two years. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, who had a passion for fashion and put the needs of others above her own.
Services for Elon will be held at Allen Mortuary on Monday, November 11 at 1 pm. A private burial will be held on a later date.
Please share your memories and condolences at www.AllenMortuary.com
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Marlene Parkinson saysNovember 13, 2019 at 3:46 pm
I am so sorry for your families lossYour Mom was always the sweetest person, either at the bank or her appointments.She was proud of her family, hold on to your special memories.
Milton Fukuda saysNovember 11, 2019 at 7:28 pm
My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. I had the good fortune to work directly with Elon at the Bank of California for several years. Elon was a special lady who always presented herself professionally and impeccably at all times. She was always cheerful and caring in her work relationships and handled often difficult business situations with aplomb. She will be sorely missed.
Chitty Eisenberg saysNovember 10, 2019 at 6:46 pm
Elon has always been like family to me. We met 33 years when I went to work at Bank of California. Over the course of working with her, I grew to respect her, admire her and eventually to love her. I learned Elon’s best kept secret as to why she was so loved by her family and friends – she was encouraging, caring, supportive but she never judged nor criticized. She was always organized, neat as a pin and immaculately dressed. I love Elon and I know I will always remember her.
Jan & Larry Quigley saysNovember 6, 2019 at 8:29 pm
A truly inspiring woman. You could say “She did it her way!” She will definitely be missed by all who knew her. My heart- felt sympathy to all the family.
Louisa Allen saysNovember 6, 2019 at 4:26 am
Glenda & Jon,
So happy that you “Ma” went peacefully. It was a pleasure to know her all of these years. I loved her personality and beauty. Most of all, she let it all out and it was so nice to hear someone so spunky. She is at peace with Ray.
Louisa & Ron Allen