Reneé Dawn Grier, 57, of Santa Rosa Springs subdivision, passed away after a short illness May 16 in Casa Grande. She was born Dec. 13, 1961, the daughter of Carl and Georgia Moore.
Reneé was an amazing mother and wife who was taken entirely too soon. She will be fiercely missed by her husband, kids, grandkids and everyone else who loved and adored her.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and media studies from Washington State University. She was a regional manager at MARCOA Publishing before joining InMaricopa in sales.
“Reneé taught me a lot in just a short time,” said Vincent Manfredi, InMaricopa’s sales director. “I will miss her drive and dedication to InMaricopa.”
“Reneé loved contributing to others,” Publisher Scott Bartle said. “She was a professional who got a lot of joy from helping her clients achieve their goals. Reneé always had a smile to share and story to tell.”
“I only knew Reneé for a short time, but I will never forget her,” said sales professional Trisha Paige. “She had a larger-than-life personality that shined so bright it made everyone around her stop and take notice. She seemed to always live her life without fear, without hesitation and without holding anything back. I am grateful for having had the chance to get to know her.”
“Reneé was not only a co-worker and a friend but a former neighbor,” said Michelle Sorensen, client loyalty coordinator. “Anyone who met her knew she did not mince her words. You knew where she stood on any given subject; which is why Reneé was unique. Reneé was also a patriot and flew the U.S. flag every day at her home. She stood for freedom. I’m thankful I was given the opportunity to know her.”
“Words don’t describe Reneé. She made an immediate impact on everyone she met,” said Editor Raquel Hendrickson. “She had great stories from all her life experiences, whether on the softball field or political battlefields or road adventures. And she really wanted everybody to have the opportunity to be their best.”
“Reneé was beautiful,” said Terrell Hoffman, who came to know Reneé through the Desert Cedars HOA. “She had a huge heart and was always willing to lend a hand – especially if the task seemed impossible. She had a goal in mind and nailed it with amazing success every time. She loved this country, her liberty and freedom. She loved people. She would always greet you with, ‘Hey, beautiful,’ or ‘How are ya, handsome?’ She made you feel like you were her best friend. What she loved most of all, though, was her family – husband, mom, kids, and grandkids. They meant the world to her. I’m positive she is already working her Renee Magic on the other side. Can’t wait until we meet again, friend.”
“Reneé Grier lived in our subdivision for a couple years and, with years of HOA experience in Washington State, she served on the Desert Cedars’ HOA Board” said Bob Marsh, former member of the Desert Cedars HOA. “She was a force of nature, pushing through a major capital improvement project to xeriscape a large tract of HOA property that had been dropped from irrigation and maintenance during the mid-2000s real estate downturn. The project left Desert Cedars with a beautiful desert-landscaped area and a positive memory of Renee’s time on our Board. She was taken from us before we got to see what her next projects would have been and would have done to help move Maricopa forward. RIP Renee.”
She is survived by her husband Alan Grier, daughter Jessica and her husband Justin, son Zack and his wife AnneMarie, mother Georgia and her husband Jerry, brother Mike and his wife Kate, four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded by her father Carl Moore.
Interment will be in Spokane, Washington.