Theodore A. Prenovost

Theodore A. Prenovost

February 05, 1967 - February 09, 2017

Theodore A. Prenovost

February 05, 1967 - February 09, 2017


Theodore Anthony Prenovost (Ted) aka (Teddy) aka (Teddy Ball Game) went home to heaven on February 9, 2017 with grace, peace and dignity. Ted was born on February 5, 1967 in Whittier, California the 7th child of his loving parents Tom and Kathleen Prenovost.

Ted’s expressions of love were bigger than life. He was a great friend and mentor to all of us with his enthusiastic welcoming invitation with everyone he met. His big smile, his love of music, the characters he dresses up as, his boundless energy, and his over the top devotion to his family shined through. Ted was an avid musician, snow skier, surfer, hiker and all around good guy.

Ted graduated from St. Paul High in Santa Fe Springs, CA and University of California Davis, CA where he played football as a defensive lineman. Ted graduated from Western State College of Law in 1994 and began his Legal Career at Safeco Insurance and then joined his brother Tom at Prenovost, Normandin, Bergh and Dawe, in Santa Ana, CA. Ted was a very successful Partner where he developed the construction defect defense work elevating his Orange County Law Firm to the Top 50 Firms over the past 7 years. Ted mentored the associates, taking great care with the opportunity to serve his clients, and ensuring the legal work provided was professional with a commitment to quality.

Ted is preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Kathleen and his brothers Doug and Bruce. Ted is survived by his sons Taylor, Tanner, and Treyton Prenovost; his partner in life, Dana Southworth and her daughter Brianna, and his ex-wife Jenel. He is also survived by his brothers Tom Jr. and David; his sisters Michele Ruegg and Annette Crotty; his brother-in-law John Ruegg and sisters-in-law Amy, Jeannie and Michele; and 14 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews.

A celebration and remembrance Vigil/Rosary will be held for Ted on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 105 Esperanza, San Clemente, CA. A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12:00 noon also at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ted Prenovost’s name may be made to Corazon de Vida at where Ted was a beloved friend and Ambassador.

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9 responses to Theodore A. Prenovost

  1. Sam Merkel says:

    Dear Prenovost Family,

    I was deeply saddened when I learned of Ted’s death. While our families haven’t seen much of each other over the years, I have three very wonderful memories of Ted.

    I remember the teasing the families gave Ted over the years when I beat him at a running race as toddlers. As Ted liked to point out, girls’ motor skills matured faster than boys.

    In our early teens, I had so much fun hanging out with Ted at Father Forrest’s occasion in Arizona. He was always up for anything.

    And then in the late 1980’s when my brother Dick and I visited your mom in San Clemente, Ted took us to the beach and taught me to surf. It was awesome! And his motor skills had definitely matured by then.

    I will always remember Ted fondly and grateful for having the time I did with him.

    You are in my prayers.

    Sam Merkel
    (Stefani Conley)

  2. Brian Colton says:

    Ted’s warmth and generosity were apparent from the fist time we met. I am just so shocked and sadden by his passing. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragic loss.

  3. 36 years ago we celebrated the Clemons tigers national championship in 1981, I remember the commemorative beer can you had of the event in your collection. .As Clemson won it this year, I wondered if you still had it? i thought of you and how proud you must be of that can…I wish I would’ve called you to relive that memory with you. .Steve Kennedy, Patrick Moray and John Gray were all there..I remember like it was yesterday. .that smile, braces and all!..Cheers. .Gil.

  4. Philip Kraft says:

    I am heartbroken to hear this. When I was a young attorney, Ted and I spoke often about our careers and life in general. His optimistic outlook was always appreciated and he will be greatly missed. Philip Kraft

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