Dorothy Simmons Renaux

Dorothy Simmons Renaux passed away April 10, 2012. Dorothy Sobotka was born in 1923 and raised in Inman, Neb., the oldest of five children. She was an adored mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a woman of great strength and courage who placed her family above all else.


Dorothy married her WWII pen pal, Rudy Socha, in 1946 and was tragically widowed three years later. Three daughters were born to them in Primrose, Neb.


In 1953, Dorothy married Lloyd Simmons, and they raised their family in Hastings, Neb., until 1973 when they moved to Tempe, Ariz. After 28 years of marriage, Lloyd passed away in 1981. During those years of selfless dedication, Dorothy worked in the family business and was a busy, active homemaker and mentor to her family.


Always willing to help those in need, she was an active leader in PTA, 4-H and the community. Dorothy's strong, quiet determination to carry on after adversity served her well.


She married Don Renaux in 1986, and they enjoyed 13 years in Scottsdale, Ariz. Blessed with many friends and an active, close family, they enjoyed traveling extensively, and church and community affairs.


Widowed for the third time, she taught all of us the value of courage and determination. Lives were immeasurably enriched by knowing Dorothy and she will be greatly missed by all those who have been blessed to know her. 

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