Thank you all for joining us here to celebrate the life of a truly extraordinary woman, Chrissy. As we all reflect on the beautiful journey she undertook, we celebrate the memories she created, the love she shared, and the mark she left on the lives of those fortunate enough to have known her. Chrissy was not just a wonderful mother; she was a guiding light, selfless, and a source of unwavering love.
From a young age Chrissy’s heart overflowed with compassion and care. Even as a child she had an instinctive ability to connect with others and offer her help without hesitation. Growing up you could see that her caring soul would define her life and who she would become. This would show in the way she would devote her life to her 2 boys.
As a mother Chrissy’s love knew no bounds. Her dedication to her family was evident in everything she did, every smile she shared, and every hug she gave. She was their rock, their confidante, their biggest cheerleader. Her boys were her pride and joy and she cherished every moment spent with them, nurturing their dreams and supporting them unconditionally. Her family was her heart, her center of gravity, and she was dedicated to being the best mother and wife she could be.
Chrissy’s love was not limited to her family; but extended to all who knew her. She had an extraordinary ability to offer solace and guidance to those in need, always ready to lend a listening ear or a comforting word. For those who knew her, her presence felt like a warm embrace, a place where there was empathy and understanding and above all acceptance no matter who you were. She enriched the lives of all those who were fortunate to have known her and left a memorable mark on their hearts.
The last months of her life were filled with the unknown as she faced cancer. Yet during these darkest moments she illuminated her path with hope and grace. Never complaining, never asking why me, just facing her prognosis head on with spirituality and the belief that God would be with her through it all.
It is so difficult to say goodbye and not be sad, but we must also have gratitude for having been blessed with the presence of such a beautiful soul. Her legacy will live on through the love and kindness she instilled in those lives she touched. As we all reflect on Chrissy’s life, we must remember her as a beacon of light, an embodiment of love and selflessness. Let her memory be a constant reminder that life is precious, and that the true measure of a person lies in the impact they have on others.
Chrissy, thank you for the gift of you! For the love you shared so generously with all and for being an inspiration of kindness and acceptance. We embrace the light you have shined on us all and will shine within us forever. We will miss you deeply.
Pasadena, MA - Christine Rulon Renfro, 54, of Pasadena, MD passed away July 25 after a courageous fight with cancer. The family is deeply saddened by our loss.
Chrissy was born December 2, 1968, to John and Beryl Rulon in Norwalk, California. She graduated from Poudre High School in 1987 and attended college in California.
In November, 2004, she married John Renfro and had two sons, Joshua 18, and Zachary 17. She is survived by her immediate family and her siblings: Kathryn, John, Jim, Mary, Bob, Paul, Tom, Carol, Theresa, Jeni Rulon as well as 23 nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents John and Beryl Rulon.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Monday, August 7 at McCully Polyniak and Collins Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, Maryland. Visitation is from 11:00 - 1:00 and the service begins at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Chrissy's favorite charities:
St. Jude's Childrens' Hospital at st.jude.org/donate or American Cancer Society at cancer.org. Be sure to donate in Chrissy Renfro's name.