October 30, 2012
Renee’ Deutsch, 74, was born Nov. 7, 1937 in Chicago, Ill. She passed away peacefully Oct. 2, 2012 in Scottsdale, Ariz. with her husband, sister and daughters at her side, after losing her 30-plus-year battle with breast cancer.
Also remembered as ReRe to her family and friends, she enjoyed good health in spite of the cancer and never let it slow her down or dampen her lively world until the last few days.
Renee’ was a loving mother, wife and grandmother who always made her friends feel a part of her family. Along with her husband and daughter, she owned and operated the Charcuterie Cheese Market in Aspen for many years. She volunteered for many years tirelessly for the Sunshine Kids program, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Les Dames, Ballet Aspen and was one of the founders of PAWS, all of which brought much joy to her life. She loved playing golf and tennis, travel and fine dining, but was most happy surrounded by friends and family in her kitchen, where she was famous for her delicious meals and magnificent holiday table settings. She always welcomed friends to the family gatherings as her extended family – a source of joy and peace for all those attending.
Renee’ moved with her husband Bob from Chicago to Telluride then decided to settle in Aspen during the early 80s. She and Bob celebrated every day with a large circle of friends and their three daughters with their families in the Roaring Fork Valley. Over the last 15 years, they found a whole new, wonderful circle of friends in Scottsdale Ariz. during the winter months.
Renee’ will be dearly missed, but forever celebrated as an inspiration to those of us who knew her. We will take her soaring spirit, resolve and caring with us here forth.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; sister Gail Seltzer, daughters Teri Christensen, Lori Spence and Julie van Overbeek; sons-in-law Joe Christensen, Dr. Kimball Spence and Hans van Overbeek; and grandchildren Samantha Christensen, Tanner and Tyler Spence, and Madeleine van Overbeek.
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In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure (formerly the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation). A memorial celebration of Renee’s life will be announced for a future date.