Dec. 1947 – Aug. 2020_x000D_
Renee L. Bucher, age 72, died August 2, 2020 with her family by her side in Turlock, CA.
Renee was born December 7, 1947 in San Jose, CA to Ralph Albert Bucher and Magdalene Van Perre.
In her early childhood years, her favorite place to visit was the Santa Clara Carmelite Monastery across the street from her beloved grandparents’ house. She also loved the beach, mountains, and all things nature. She was a lover of animals of all kinds and especially enjoyed bird watching. Pelicans were her favorite.
Her interests included family, gardening, crocheting, and reading.
She was a devout Catholic and had a great reverence and love for the Secular Franciscan Order. From a young age she had desired to become a Nun and devote herself to Christ. But God had other plans for her. One of her most favorite prayers was of St. Francis of Assisi. In her later years, she was a faithful volunteer for Catholic Charities, “St. Vincent de Paul” working in their food pantry and thrift store.
Renee had a warm, nurturing spirit. She loved people and had the gift of hospitality. Her home was a revolving door to those in need, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. She was a mentor to many throughout her lifetime. A great encourager with a listening ear and the warmest of hugs.
In her early years she worked for the Santa Clara Probation Department as a Clerk. Then for many years, in the medical field as an EKG Technician and Medical Assistant. She was also a devout caregiver to family and friends.
Renee is survived by her four children: Parker Hathaway, Penny Delgado (Danny), Marcus Hathaway (Maritza), and Shawn Irey; brothers Ralph Bucher and Rich Bucher; sisters Rhea Holland, Rhonda Wilhelm, and Michelle Carter; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Ryan Hathaway, parents Ralph Albert Bucher and Magdalene Van Perre, and her beloved younger sister Regina Bucher.
An outdoor Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10AM at All Saints Church University Parish, 4040 McKenna Dr. in Turlock.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be sent to Community Hospice Foundation at www.give.hospiceheart.org.