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James E. Renfroe July 4, 1926 - July 8, 2020

James E. Renfroe

July 1926 ~ July 2020_x000D_
James was born in Davidson, Oklahoma to Zenas and Bertha Renfroe in 1926.  He served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1945-46.  James was a minister with Community of Christ Church from 1950-69 and then worked as a psychiatric social worker for the state of California until 1984, when he went back to work for the church until his retirement in 1988.  After retiring James became an almond rancher.  He was active in church throughout his life and was a member of Escalon Sunrise Rotary.  James will be remembered for his kind and friendly demeanor.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years Mary Renfroe; daughters Debra Renfroe and Jamie Renfroe; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Beth Cefalu and brother Charles Renfroe.

Memorial contributions can be made in James’ memory to the Rotary Foundation.

Private services were held.  Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.

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  1. Doug Macrae says

    I occasionally search for names of people on the net whom I have known over the years to try to find out what they are doing, etc…this morning Jim’s name was on my mind and I came across his obituary. I was privileged to meet them when I was temporarily attending job training in Ventura CA in the fall of 1979. Jim & Mary graciously allowed me to stay in their home for a few weeks, and I felt like “family” and thoroughly enjoyed their friendship and fellowship. We later crossed paths again in Warrensburg MO. My sincerest condolences to family and friends, Jim set a fine example everywhere he went and I was fortunate to make his acquaintance and spend time with him and his family, though briefly.

  2. Laurie says

    Jim was a great friend and Rotarian, a charter member of the Escalon Sunrise Rotary Club. He was an individual who believed in service in all part of his life, and lived the Rotary motto of Service Above Self. He was also an individual who lived his values and beliefs. I will always remember his kindness and what he stood for. We need more people like Jim, and we will miss him. Submitted by Dave Mantooth, davemantooth@gmail.com

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