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  • Memorial donations may be made in Renee's name to Assisi Animal Foundation
  • Assisi Animal Foundation
    P.O. Box 143
    Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0143

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Renee was born in Berwyn, grew up in Lake Zurich, and lived her adult life
in Chicago. She is the beloved wife of the late T. Derek ("Derk") Tennant
and is preceded in death by her fantastic parents, Roy and Bernice ("Pooh")
Babb. Renee is survived by her fur child, Wrigley, her wonderful in-laws,
her dear friends, and the many people whose lives she touched.

Renee attended DePaul University where she received her Bachelor Liberal
Arts degree and went on to receive her Master's Degree in Human Resources
Management and Development from National-Lewis University. Throughout her
career, Renee worked in various administration-related positions at
different companies including Russell Reynolds, Sara Lee, Equity
Residential, and Holabird & Root. Renee had a passion for helping people
and volunteered as a pet therapist and smoking cessation advocate.

Renee was born on Valentine's Day which is so appropriate because she had an
amazing heart and greatly affected everyone she met. She loved her cat,
liked to read, enjoyed watching snowflakes fall, and was an avid Neil
Diamond fan. More than anything, Renee loved Derk. As Neil Diamond wrote
and sang, "The story of my life is very plain to read. It starts the day you
came, it ends the day you leave. The story of my life begins and ends with
you." Renee and Derk are together again - a match that was made and ends in

A "Celebration of Life" luncheon will be held for Renee at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in Renee's name to Assisi Animal Foundation,
P.O. Box 143, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0143.

Please visit RENEE TENNANT BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or
memories in the online guest book, visit or Arrangements by CENTRAL CHAPELS-Chicago.
Info., 773-581-9000.