|Posted on line 8 Nov. 2016; Published in The Enterprise 11 Nov 2016|
Hugh Myron Renard, 95, of Casa Grande, Arizona passed away peacefully on October 30, 2016, at The Garnet of Casa Grande. He was born on July 9, 1921, in Arlington, Nebraska to Edward and Ruth Renard.
Mr. Renard was born in Arlington, Nebraska. He graduated from Arlington High School and from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree. On May 28, 1944, he married the love of his life, Lew Ester Henderson, in Beatrice, Nebraska. They were married for 68 years. Hugh served in World War II in the Army Air Corp and was a pilot of the B-25 Airplane. He was stationed in India and China, and was discharged as a 1st Lieutenant. He served 5 years as County Agricultural Agent in Pierce and Wahoo, Nebr. He was a beef herdsman and managed a farm at Boys Town in Omaha, and then purchased his own farm in 1960 and raised registered Angus cattle and farmed in the Blair area. He enjoyed the great American outdoors and all it offered. He loved to ride his all-terrain vehicle in the mountains of Greer, AZ, where they had a summer home. He and his wife loved to travel and visited much of the United States, the Caribbean and Europe. They lived in Pierce, Wahoo, Omaha, Nashville and Blair, Nebraska, and in Tucson and Casa Grande, AZ.
Hugh is survived by sons, Hugh Renard II of Casa Grande, AZ, Jerome Renard of Curtis, NE, Robin Renard of Lincoln NE; brother, Keith Renard of TX; 11 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Renard; mother, Ruth Marshall Renard; wife, Lew Renard; brother, Mel Renard; brother, Gene Renard; brother, Dick Renard; and sister, Peggy Jones.
The family had the memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday November 5, 2016, at J. Warren Funeral Services, Mountain View Chapel with Rev. Ron Weber officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~