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Irene Estella "Rene" Charley Jennings
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Birth: May 1, 1920
Death: Sep. 1, 2004

Mail Tribune, 13 Sep 2004, Medford, Jackson Co.,

Irene 'Rene' E. JenningsIrene "Rene" E. Jennings, 84, of Central Point, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at her home, surrounded by her family that loved her so much. She was born May 1, 1920 in Brownsboro, Oregon. She was the daughter of Floyd and Mary Charley, longtime pioneers of the Rogue Valley. Her great-grandfather, Henry R. Brown, came to the valley in 1852, her grandmother Emogene Charley established the first Purebred Hereford herd in the valley in 1915 and her father Floyd started the first 4-H beef club and introduced purebred Galloway cattle in Jackson County in 1953.She attended Eagle Point High School. She married Chester Smith out of high school and they later divorced. They had a son Ramond "Dale" Smith, who preceded her in death.On June 7, 1947, she married Wilmon "Bill" Jennings in Long Beach, California where they lived for a short while before returning to the Rogue Valley. In 1959, they moved back to California and again returned to the valley in 1981 where they retired to breed and raise Arabian horses.In 1988 her husband Bill of 42 years preceded her in death.She was a member of the Christ Unity Church in Medford. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved gardening and ranching, but most of all, she loved her family and her friends.In addition to her husband Bill, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Eldred F. Charley and Clayton C. Charley, and her son Raymond "Dale" Smith.Irene is survived by her son Jon Jennings of New Mexico; her daughter Julie Erskine and son-in-law Garr y Erskine of Central Point; 10 grandchildren: Michael Smith, Wendy Smith, Guy Smith, Brad Smith, Dane Smith, Melissa Jennings, Dawn Walker, Chelsie De Jardin, Evan Erskine, and Bailey Erskine; and 10 great-grandchildren, Clayton and Jessie Smith, Jonah Long, Kekoa and Kanani Smith, Cy Smith, Nick and Brady Walker, and Asher and Keller De Jardin.Her memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2004 at Conger-Morris in Medford, 715 W. Main St.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Floyd Charley Peace Maker Award, P.O. Box 3614, Central Point, OR 97502. 
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  Wilmon J Jennings (1922 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Brownsboro Cemetery
Jackson County
Oregon, USA
Maintained by: Pam
Originally Created by: Helen Ann Chandler
Record added: Oct 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43617172
Irene Estella Rene <i>Charley</i> Jennings
Added by: Helen Ann Chandler
Irene Estella Rene <i>Charley</i> Jennings
Added by: Helen Ann Chandler
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