March 25, 1980 ~ February 20, 2021
Renée C. Thomas, 40, of Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully with loved ones by her side on Saturday, February 20,2021. Renée was born March 25, 1980 in Pomona, California. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Keflavik, Iceland. Eventually the family settled in Northwood, ND, where she attended and graduated from high school. Renée then attended MSU in Moorhead, MN before entering the professional business world. Renée’s passion was her kids and she lived to watch them succeed. She also enjoyed warm sunny beaches, the Lakes in the summer, campfire music and time with friends. In addition to being a full-time mom, Renée was a recruiter and a real estate expert. Renée is survived by her children, Taylor Zander (12), Madden Zander (9), Jaxson Zander (8) and Braylon Zander (5) and life partner Kelly Zander of Fargo, ND. Parents David & Carole Carpenter, from Northwood, ND and Terry & Julie Zander, from Devils Lake, ND. Her two brothers Michael Johnson & wife Jenny Johnson from Grand Forks, ND and David Carpenter II & Fiancé Eddie Apadaca from Fort Worth Texas. Brother & Sister Chad Zander & Amy McGarvey (Charles), both of Fargo, ND. Grandmother Wuanita Carpenter of Denver Colorado and best friend Mistelle Forde. Renèe was preceded in death by her grandma Lena Frith of Devils Lake, ND. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, February 25th at Boulger Funeral Home at 2:00pm and are open to the public with a visitation one hour prior and a reception to follow. #stampedehockeyfamily Pallbearers will be Renée’s children, Taylor Zander, Madden Zander, Jaxson Zander & Braylon Zander.
You will be missed beyond measure! Kelly and boys you are in my heart, prayers….the most amazing guardian is watching over y’all now!!!
Sorry four the lost of a great person she would have been my classmate when we went to school in northwood
For all those who woke this morning
to the loneliness of bereavement –
the empty bed or chair,
an unaccustomed quietness,
a life now incomplete –
may they know your presence
in the stillness of the day,
and through the love of friends
who offer their condolence.
And in the darker moments
may they reach out to hold your hand
and feel the warmth of the One
who has already passed from death to life
to welcome others into God’s Kingdom.
Kelly, boys, and family – We are so sorry for your huge loss. Renee was so amazing and her boys were her world. They meant everything to her. She is greatly missed and always will be. Sending love and prayers your way.
My prayers go out to you Kelly and your family. God bless you all. Be strong Kelly. Love you.
Gus and the Azure family from Washington. 💖
Sorry for your shocking loss.my condolences
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lord please give strengh and courage to Renee’s family to face the days ahead and give loving memories to hold forever their hearts.
Renee, I know you are already protecting your boys from above just as you were from here. They have a beautiful guardian angel.
So sorry for your loss! I knew Renee in high school but she will be missed.
I’m so sad to hear of Renee’s passing. I knew her as a sweet person and wonderful mom. Love to her boys, Kelly, and family.
Kelly and sons
I am so sorry about the loss of your love and your mom. My heart is sadden by your loss. She will be missed, but her love will live on in your hearts. May GOD be with you and know that you have a lot of support among family and friends. Always reach out to them for comfort and shared memories
We will miss seeing your beautiful smile, Renee. You are loved by so many. Our thought and prayers are with all of you.
Im truly so saddened and sorry for the loss of Renee. I know the heartache of child loss. She was a beautiful girl full of spirit from what i remember. Great quality. My daughter, Shannon so enjoyed their visits on fb. They had the same desires, a good sense of people, sharing mom moments….and just being there for each other. My heart aches. Im more than sorry.
Kelly and boys, Renee was such a special lady. You boys were her world. We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom will forever be a guardian angel. Prayers and thoughts to all of you!! The Muracks, John, Laurie and Tristen #wfstampede
So, so sorry. Prayers…
I am so sorry for your Loss of beautiful Renee. She will be missed . RIP Renee. Fly high
Fly High Renee, Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel.
I know you will be watching over your beautiful boys and Kelly.
Kelly and the boys I will be praying for you! You guys have the strength to through this tragic time! Renee will be forever missed and is gone far to soon!
Renee will be missed by all. She was a friend to all that knew her. Rest in Peace.
May you be risen in power Renee. The world will be less without you. A void left for your beautiful boys. I pray for faith, hope and the strength to heal all of your hearts. Please know we are here for you all.
Kelly, there is not word that can fill the void and pain at this time, but know that you and your boys are not alone and never will be.
That face…I miss it. Rest well, my friend. All our love, prayers, and support to all of you.
Kelly, I’m so sorry for your loss. Renee was a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Renee will always be remembered as a wonderful and caring person. Prayers to you and your family.
I only knew Renee for a little over a year, but quickly realized how amazing of a person she was. So driven, empathetic, and kind, with a love for her family above all else. Rest in peace Renee. May God watch over your family and friends.
My thoughts and prayers for Renee’s family, my Daughter and Renee were very close in school, She spent a lot of time at our house, she was always a joy to have around, she will be deeply missed, 🙏🏻
My deepest sympathy to you, your four sons, and your entire family! She will be dearly missed! Our hearts are broken. Keep all of those wonderful memories close to your heart. May God surround you with His love.
Love and Prayers,
No one ever knows what another person is feeling and how deep that sadness really goes. We can only pray for a person to be able to release the sadness from their hearts, feelings and minds and have it replaced with the love, and memories that a person had with their loved ones. When you think of Renee, I hope your hearts shine bright with your love and instead of tears, a smile appears on your face and your feelings are feelings of thankfulness to have been able to share the time and years you got to share with her. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Renee had a loving heart and it showed from the words she wrote on all the cards she gave you Kelly.
What a beautiful service. I will never forget the time that Renee was in my life, she was a true inspiration and an amazing friend. To see the family that she created is truly heartwarming and to know that her legacy will live on within those boys is comforting. I wish you peace and the ability to find joy in the little things each day.
I am so saddened to hear the loss of Renee she was one of my classmates in high school. She will be missed by many! Prayers to her family and her boys! Cherish all the great memories!
She was my classmate and I had a locker right next to her throughout high school. I have no memory where she was not kind. Very sorry for your loss.