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Rena Watts Willcox died peacefully on October 9, 2017, surrounded by her family in Tyler, TX at the age of 71.
She was born July 22, 1946, in Kensington, Kansas to her late parents Ellen Day and Columbus Watts.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Sarah.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Ira Willcox; her sons Jason and Nicholas; her sisters Bethie and Jeanie; her daughter-in-law Katie; and her grandsons Kyle, Isaac and Owen.
She attended Kansas State and received her Bachelors and Master's Degree and worked passionately in several jobs including IBM, real estate and store ownership. She devoted many years after that to being a mom and raising two active boys. She loved her family, music, gardening and watching football.
She touched the lives of countless friends and family members over the years. She will be greatly missed.
Services for Rena will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2pm at Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler. Viewing and Visitation will begin at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Rena Willcox Memorial Fund at https://www.gofundme.com/rena-willcox-memorial-fund.
Published on October 11, 2017
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