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Palm La Paz Funerals & Cremations

2983 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA

OBITUARY

Renée Anaforian Bachant

June 28, 1954December 25, 2019

Renée Bachant died peacefully in her sleep from complications related to progressive dementia in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 25th in Fresno, CA. Renée was born in Sanger on June 28th, 1954 and spent her life in the Central Valley. She was a graduate of McLane High School class of 1972 and a dedicated employee of both local and national banks and lenders, eventually working her way up to the position of Vice President at Resource Lenders before having to retire because of her declining health.

Renée leaves behind her son Robert and her daughter Kari, and her granddaughters Amaris and Cadence. She is survived by her mother Geri and brothers John, Rodney, Ralph, and Robert Lee, her caretakers Carrie Anaforian, Victoria Casarez, Nina Ramage, and the friends and people who weren’t born of her but whom she loved as if they were.

Renée was proud of her successes professionally, but most of all maternally. As a single mother she raised two healthy, successful children and instilled in them the importance of taking care of those dear to you, of having moral character, a strong work ethic, being the person you are, and of the value of laughter (and a good, dirty joke). Her wishes to be cremated have been followed by her family, and there will be a remembrance of her later this year at her Happiest Place on Earth.

Her children would like to thank the people who never gave up fighting for her while she was sick, especially the staff of Dycora Memory Care who could see the beauty in her heart even when she couldn’t speak.

Thanks, Mom.

  • FAMILY

  • Reuben Anaforian, Father (deceased)
  • Geraldine Morris Anaforian, Mother
  • Robert Anaforian, Son
  • Kari Bachant, Daughter
  • Mrs. Bachant is also survived by 2 grandchildren.

Memories

Renée Anaforian Bachant

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Karlyn Knutson

January 15, 2020

When I think of Renée, it’s with a smile on my face and warmth in my heart. I’m so thankful for our years of friendship. She could be so silly. It wasn’t strange to look up from my desk and see her with her pencil sticking out of her nose. She could tell a story like no other. She was a true friend, loyal and loving and generous. She loved and spoiled my kids. I’ll treasure my memories of her.
Robert, you couldn’t have written a sweeter, more accurate description of her. Thank you. She loved you and Kari so much and I hope you two can find comfort in all your good memories of your time together.

Stephanie Wagner

January 14, 2020

I met Renee when I became friends with Kari which was one of the best things that happened to me in high school. I rememeber going over on Friday nights and not leaving until Sunday which was totally ok with Renee. She always made me feel like I was part of the family. She was truly someone special just like her daughter ❤.

Kari Bachant

January 14, 2020

Kari Bachant

January 14, 2020

Terah Potter

January 14, 2020

I grew up with her daughter, Kari. She raised such a strong, independent and not to mention loving young lady. She would be so proud to see her daughters accomplishments and her empathy. Kari is always there even now, whenever I need a good laugh and as I read they both are funny. Renee we miss you so much. But thank you for leaving behind two beautiful kids to make this world better for all of us.

Kari Bachant

January 14, 2020

Kari Bachant

January 14, 2020

Julie Hansen

January 14, 2020

I loved Renée as a friend and co-worker. We worked together off and on for many years and I miss her. My strongest memories of her (there are many) are her smile, her laugh, her silliness and her strong work ethics. But most of all, I remember her love for her 2 children. They were the center of her world and she was like a mama bear with her 2 cubs.

Rest In Peace Renée

Kari Bachant

January 14, 2020

Kari Bachant

January 14, 2020

FROM THE FAMILY