Renee Cammie Atencio, 35, Mission Viejo, joined our creator on February 2, 2014.
She was born to Henrietta Atencio and the late Ralph Atencio on December 2, 1978 in Mission Viejo. The saying it takes a village to raise a family was certainly written for Renee as she was raised by Greg and Deby Welty along with her parents and her brothers and sisters. She graduated from Aliso Niguel High School class of 1996.
Renee was a member of the Juaneno Tribe of Mission Indians, a MOPS group at church, a member of Saddleback Church and an avid volunteer room mother in her daughter Katie’s first grade class.
Renee is survived by her two children, Katalina Ortiz, 6 and Steven Ortiz, 2. She is also survived by her mother Henrietta Atencio, brothers, Rudy, David, Thomas and Brandon; and her sisters Deby and Amanda.
A viewing will be held at O’Connors Mortuary Laguna Hills on Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm. Services will be Saturday at Rancho Viejo Saddleback Church at 11:00am with burial and reception to follow.
She will live on through her children and we will all be that village to them.
In the words of our dragonfly, “Have a blessed day.”