Renee' M Van Noy

May 1, 1928 ~ August 26, 2022 (age 94)


Renee Marie van Noy age 94, was born on May 1, 192-8 in Thayne, Lincoln County, Wyoming' The oldest of two daughters born to Delpha Van Noy and Floyd lngram.   Renee passed away on August 26', 2022, at the Star Valley Medical Care Center.

Her Family moved to Laramie where Renee begin Elementary School attending First through sixth grades.  She continued on for two years at Stanton Junior High and finished four years at Laramie High school.  She then went on to the University of Wyoming for two years and graduated with an associate degree.  Renee loved participating in School drama, glee club, and dance club productions.  She was on the Deans Honor Roll several times and she was very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  She also won 3rd place in the University's Poetry contest. During her college days, Renee won first Runner up to Miss Wyoming in 1947.

 After this Renee moved to San Francisco, California for a time to live with her father and his new family.  She worked for the Hartford lnsurance Agency and grew to love her new sister and brother Cheri and Jimmy.  She stayed behind when her father’s family moved out of state and she attend The Dorothy Farrier School of charm and Modeling.  She modeled many times in San Francisco stores and for benefits.  She then went to work for Tidewater Associated Oil Company in the secretarial pool and discovered that she really enjoyed this work.

From there she moved to Ogden in 1949 to live with her Mother Delpha lngram Byrd. Two years later, Renee was called to serve a mission to France and Belguium. She recounts a very long, not so nice, ride by boat on the Atlantic Ocean. This time in her life was highlighted with sweet memories and experiences.  She often listened to operas in French and spoke French fluently.

Renee returned from her mission and joined the Fred Astaire studio in Ogden.  She participated in an exhibition dance for President David o. McKay, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.   After this, she trained for two interesting careers in Ogden with the Department of Army Publications and as U.S. Forest Service Publication Editor. ln 1976 Renee married Jack Van Noy and moved to Kansas then to Casper, Wy in 1978. They were later divorced. In 1979 Renee moved to Idaho Falls where she got a job as the secretary/administrative assistant in the office of Inspector General, DOE.  Even though she retired in 1988 and moved to Thayne Wyoming, she continued to do classified contract work for the lnspector General.  The work she did was never discussed and we don't know how long she continued to do the contract work.  She was happy in Thayne until her mother’s husband died.  At this point she moved to Star Valley Ranch to live with her mother and help her. After her mother passed away it became difficult for her to live alone on the ranch, so she moved to the Thayne Mobile Home Court.  She loved her little home, but health problems forced her into the Afton Care Center where she resided for the past four years.

 Renee and her beautiful memory will be missed by so many. we believe she had a photographic memory and even at the age of 94 Renee could pluck a date from anywhere in her past and recite the events of that day in history.

She is survived by her sister Cheri Lewis, Loving cousins Ron and Marsha McKim and family.  Bill and Marty Clines and family, Robert (deceased) and Lyniece McKim and family, Jim and Monie McKim and family.  Jerry and Carol McKim and family and Melanie Wilkes and family.  Special thanks goes out to the Etna and Thayne Wards for their love and care for our sweet cousin Renee.  And last of all, our heartfelt thanks to the Afton Care Center for their tireless care and love shown to Renee.

 A Viewing for Renee Van Noy will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at the Schwab Funeral Chapel in Thayne from 6-8 p.m. A Grave-Side service will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the Thayne cemetery at 1 :00 p.m.


August 30, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schwab Funeral Chapel - Thayne
211 Jepperson
Thayne, WY 83127

Graveside Service
August 31, 2022

1:00 PM
Thayne Cemetery
Thayne-Bedford county road 122, or Dana Street
Thayne, WY 83127

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