Renee Cavalier Fox
Renee Cavalier Fox passed away on July 15, 2014 in the presence of her family. Renee waged an intense battle against the disease Lupus. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 15, 1961 and arrived in Santa Barbara with her parents and brothers on board an Amtrak train in 1965. She grew up playing at Ledbetter Beach and Shoreline Park and was active in the gymnastics program at Girls, Inc.
Renee attended Our Lady of Guadalupe elementary and the Notre Dame School, and went on to Bishop Diego High School, graduating from Santa Barbara High School in 1980. She attended Santa Barbara City College, and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from Antioch University in 2006. She then became a teacher’s assistant at Carpinteria Family School.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Fox, daughter, Brenna Fox, and son, Sean Fox, each of whom she loved with every fiber in her being. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her father, Paul Cavaliere. She is survived by her mother Mary Lou Forde, brothers Paul Cavalier, Joey Cavalier, Mark Cavalier (and wife, Melanie), Jeff Cavalier (and wife, Kay), and Casey Cavalier (and spouse, Tod King).
She was also loved by her mother-in-law, Helen Fox (wife of the late Gifford Fox), and her sister-in-laws Lisa Blamer (and husband Larry), Diane Buffon (and husband Jim), and Cindy Johnson (and husband Rob). Renee had many loving aunts and uncles, as well as wonderful nephews and nieces on both sides of her family. She had countless cousins across the country.
The Fox and Cavalier families would like to thank Renee’s many friends for their caring support and endless prayers.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Brenna and Sean Fox’s educational fund at any branch of Chase Bank, nationwide.
A memorial mass will be held at San Roque Church in Santa Barbara on July 26th at 10:00 a.m. People of all faiths are welcome to attend. A casual Celebration of Life will be held at Shoreline Park (bottom of La Marina Drive) on July 26th at 1:00 p.m.