Carole Justine (Heck) Renick

August 28, 1943-September 13, 2018

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Carole Renick

On September 13, 2018 Carole’s long struggle with chronic, increasingly severe respiratory distress end suddenly and unexpectedly.

Carole is survived by her husband, Bill, of 56 years; her daughter Yvonne Renick (Rob Riley), Mountlake Terrace, William Renick (Janice), Renton; four grandchildren: Daren Hackett (Courtney), Marysville, WA, Ryan Hackett (Cassie), Everson, WA, Austin Renick, Renton, WA, Lander Renick, Renton, WA, and four great grandchildren: Mosson Hackett, Piper Hackett; Colton Hackett and Kinsley Hackett.

She is also survived by her sisters Eleanor Ainardi (Tukwila), Leona Himmelspach (Woodinville), Lorene Heck, OP (Shoreline) and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews

Carole was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Isabel (Zent) Heck, her sister Selma Knoll-Crocker, and her brother Edward Heck.

Carole was born in Mandan, North Dakota to Fred and Isabel Heck; the fifth of six children.

She moved to Seattle with her parents in 1956 and attended James Monroe Junior High,

Holy Angels Academy, Ballard High School and Griffin Business College.

In 1962 she married Bill Renick and they raised their two children, Yvonne and William, in Ballard.

Carole was a very resourceful woman and a hard worker.  During the span of her working career, Carole managed a Kentucky Fried store, co-owned Superb Cleaners (Capitol Hill) with her husband, Bill, where she was the seamstress and business manager. For the last 38 years of her working career she was employed by Fred Meyer (Greenwood).

Carole loved to go on road trips with Bill, go to “the lake property” to enjoy rest and the outdoors.  She would clean and pull weeds – just be outside – while Bill was fishing..  Birds: she loved to just sit and watch birds, feed them and was especially intrigued by the humming birds.

Carole enjoyed family gatherings: summer, holidays, birthdays; in recent years her greatest joy was her great-grandchildren.

Her children describe their mother as one who had a “good heart”.  She would take in anyone whom the children brought home.  Some stayed a short time, some stayed for years (Paris) – her door was always “open”.  As a result she became “mom” to many especially Willy’s friends.

Carole was a supportive Mom.  Willy says that “no matter what I did, right or wrong, Mom was always there for me”.  For Yvonne, as an adult, she describes her mother was her “best friend”.

One cannot talk about Carole without mentioning the great dedication and great care she gave to her husband, Bill, throughout his many years of limited capacity.  Frustrated at time, yes; but Bill’s welfare was always first and foremost in her mind.

May Carole enjoy the peace of everlasting life and rest from her labors.

May she be held in the warm embrace of God and that all her loved ones who “reside on the other side” be there to greet her with great joy and “home-coming”.

One Response to “Carole Justine (Heck) Renick”

  • Susan Atwood says:

    My husband and I were out of the country. We were so sorry to hear of Carole’s death. We send our love and sympathy to the whole family. Love, Sue and Gary Atwood (I am sister to Sandy Renick).

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