February 15, 1938 – July 19, 2020. Renny passed after battling COVID-19.
Renny was adopted as an infant by a loving mother and father, Hazel and Lauree Thomas in Burbank, CA. He graduated from CA State University in Fresno and was a veteran reserve officer in the US Army. Renny owned and operated companies Cal/Group Inc., Dentafits and RxReins in CA where he lived all his life. Renny served as a director on the board for Vineyard National Bank. He was a highly active volunteer for Rancho Mirage Citizens on Patrol (COPS) and the BNP Parabis Open Tennis Tournament in Indian Wells and was a member of Southwest Community Church.
Renny was an amazing husband and father. He is survived by his wife Marlene, daughter Kaden Ferretti (John), daughter-in-law Heather Thomas (Renny Thomas II), grandson Renny Thomas III, granddaughters Heather Ferretti and Jessica Thomas, great grandchildren Kinzie, Jacie, Alexis and Andrew and his “adopted” daughter Crystal Williams. He is preceded in death by sons Renny Thomas II and Kirk and Keith Thomas.
Renny’s personality was larger than life. He was kind, generous and had a glorious sense of humor. He made everyone laugh. He and Marlene loved to travel in their RV and all over the world. Some of Renny and Marlene’s favorite hobbies were travelling to jazz festivals and attending wine tastings and parties. They made many lifelong friends during their travels.