Elwood C. Renshaw

April 26, 1922 - January 12, 2018

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Elwood C. Renshaw of Downey, California, died January 12, 2018 at the age of 95 years. Elwood was born April 26, 1922 in Huntington Park, California. He met his future wife Annie when he was 15 and she was 14. They both attended Huntington Park High School in the same class and they graduated in the summer of 1941. Elwood enlisted in the Army/Air Force shortly after and served honorably. After being discharged, their relationship resumed on a more serious level and they were eventually married September 8, 1946 in Huntington Park at St. Matthias Catholic Church. In 1950, they moved to Downey where they lived until the present. Annie went to heaven on April 26, 2008. And now Elwood has joined the love of his life almost 10 years later, having missed her intently every day during this last ten years. Elwood and Annie continue to set the standard in the family and community for genuine marital love and commitment.


Elwood worked for 35 years for Pacific Telephone and Telegraph retiring in March of 1981. After retirement he enjoyed golfing, playing bingo, visiting Pechanga, traveling occasionally, hanging with his buddies at the donut shop, spending regular time with family, and generally enjoying the many blessings he had in life.


He is survived by his three sons, Mike of Washougal, WA and his wife Chris, Patrick of Downey, CA, and Dan of Cle Elum, WA and his wife Debbie; his two sisters, Ellen and Mickey, his grandchildren Christi, Brandon, David, and Adam; great grandchildren Christopher, Bella, Mia, Rocco, Daniel, Jordan, Asher, and Olivia; as well as many, many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.


A memorial service will be held for Elwood on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Calvary Chapel Downey, 12808 Woodruff Ave., Downey, CA 90242 located at the corner of Imperial Hwy. and Woodruff. Call 562-803-5631 for directions.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Calvary Chapel Downey, 12808 Woodruff Ave., Downey, CA 90242, in memory of Elwood Renshaw.