Rene (Mrs. James) Conway, age 90 of Faribault and formerly Byron, died on Friday, March 26, 2010 at Faribault Commons.
Memorial visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 3 to 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.
Rene Parr, the daughter of Jack and Lily (Davis) Parr, was born October 21, 1919 in Golburn, England. She married James P. Conway on January 18, 1950 in Warrington, England. She worked for Sankey Sugarworks in Earlstown, England. Upon moving to Minnesota, they settled in Byron, and Rene worked for Kahler Corp. of Rochester until retirement. She was a member of The Rebekahs and also volunteered for Channel One in Byron.
She is survived by two daughters, Eileen Rigby (and partner Larry Fox) of Edinburgh, Scotland and Margaret (and Robert) Schoeppner of Faribault; seven grandchildren, MichelleWhitelaw, Neil McDonald, John (and JoAnn) McDonald, all of Scotland, Stuart (and Claire) McDonald of Ireland, Theresa Dose (and Jim Josephson) of Goodhue, Catherine Kegg (and Michael Schwartz) of Faribault and Robert (and Shawn) Jensen of Rochester; 17 great grandchildren, one great great grandson; eight step grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; one step great great grandchild; and two sisters, Dorathy (and Jim) Travies of Canada and Margaret (and Gil) Irving of England.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James, a brother, Robert (and Maysee) and a sister, Lily Gardener.
Special thank you to the caregivers of Faribault Area Hospice.
Dear Mags and family, We always loved your Mom, she was one cool women! I always think of her and your dad when I drive by their house in Byron, that will always be the "Conway place". I loved dancing with her and we were very lucky to have known your parents Margaret. We are so very sorry. They may be gone but they will never be forgotten. Will try to make it tomorrow but if I can't please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love ya girl Kim & Phil
my sympathy to Margaret, Bob and family in the death of Rene. Although it has been years since I've seen Rene, and any of you for that matter, I'm sure that she will be missed by those who came to know her. I will also remember her ability to state her mind in her gentle and caring way but by being direct. Heaven has definitely gained a very special angel. My prayers are with you.
Margret and Bob I will always remember your Mom --could have listened to her talk with her accent for hours.Will be on the road and unable to be here for her funeral. Keep the Chin Up and God Bless You All.