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Renee Laura (Ducker) Greenwood

Friday, August 12, 2011

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Renee Laura (Ducker) Greenwood, 90, Brazil, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 11, 2011, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side.

She was born at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England, Feb. 25, 1921, to John Ducker and Marie (De Backer) Ducker.

She worked for the British Air Ministry during World War II and met her future husband, Army Sgt. Roy E. Greenwood, while he was stationed in England. They married in 1945 and the following year, she reunited with him in the United States. They were lifelong residents of Brazil.

Renee was a mother and homemaker. She also was a caregiver to many children whose mothers worked outside the home. She was known to all for her warm hospitality, offering her homemade pies and a good cup of English Tea. Since her mother was French, she spoke French fluently and enjoyed engaging in conversation with anyone who spoke the language. She often gave talks to the Girl Scouts at Camp Rotary in Brazil about her days as Girl Guide in England. In later years, she enjoyed traveling to Europe, Hawaii and Canada. In 1973, she returned to visit in Clacton-on-Sea for the first time since leaving. Thereafter, she visited Clacton every four or five years.

Her greatest joy was her family. She loved her children and grandchildren and they loved her. Renee was a faithful and devoted member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Brazil, and later Immanuel Lutheran Church, Terre Haute.

Renee is survived by her four children, Michele McQueen (Norman), Terre Haute, Rogene Morge (David), Brazil, Roy A. Greenwood (Evelyn), Brazil, and Chris Greenwood (Tammy), Brazil, her grandchildren Neil McQueen (Tammy), San Antonio, Texas, Kim Boston (Ron), Carmel, Ind., Shelby Morge, Wilmington, N.C., Lynsey Lunsford (Joey), Brazil, Andrew Greenwood (Aleah Harvey), Toledo, Ohio, Brett Greenwood (Emily), Terre Haute, Craig Greenwood, Indianapolis, Brittany Backfish (David), Center Point, Brooke Pell (Jason), Avon, Ind. Also surviving her are her 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Maurice Ducker (Jill), Colchester, England, her sister-in-law Pricilla Laughlin (Walter), Linton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her parents and her husband Roy preceded her in death.

Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Philip Meyer officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. Burial will be at Clearview Cemetery, Brazil. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer's Association in her memory. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.