Rio Linda Senior High School - Rio Linda, CA - Class of 1971
Joyce Gail (Arnold) Rension
Originally written January 15, 2000
Last updated July 15, 2001
Attended American River College and transfered to California State
University, Sacramento graduated in 1986. Received a Masters of
Taxation from Golden Gate University, Sacrmento in 1995.
I meet and married Duane Renison while attending Rio Linda. We married
in November 1970 and after graduating mid-term from high school,I moved
to Tachoma, Washington (where Duane was stationed in the Army). This
year we will be married for thirty years and it just doesn't seem
possible. We have two children, Tina (she is 28 years old) and Shawn
(he is 21 years old).
After returning to California from Washington, I worked at Mercy San
Juan Hospital in Carmichel and Rideout Hospital in Yuba City in Dietary
for several years. My next job path took me into accounting at the
Firehouse Restaurant and then to Cable Data (now International Business
Systems). During this time I worked during the day and when to college
in the evening to prepare to become a CPA. I received by CPA
experience at a local firm in Sacramento and became certified in
November 1988. In 1990 I took a position with a firm in Auburn,
California and this lead to a partnership with my former boss. Since
1992 I have been a sole proprietor working out of my home office. In
1995 I also took a postition as an Accounting position at Landmark
Healthcare, Inc. and was promoted from accountant to Accounting Manager
to my current position of Director of Finance.
We have horses, so I enjoy riding when I can head to the mountains.
Duane is a horse shoer and my daughter,Tina has riden since she could
walk, so alot of vacations are up in the mountains. Our favorite spot
is outside of Truckee at Euer Valley. A place that is like stepping
back in time. Tina was married there in the summer of 1998. Now my
son, Shawn is engaged and he wants to be married there too (maybe in a
couple of years).
I usually have a garden at our house and grow lots
and lots of tomatoes and all. There are always lots of family and
friends around to enjoy the fresh vegatables with us. We have two and
one-half acres, so I can pretend I am a farmer, but Duane says he is a
rancher. You know they say the farmer and the rancher can be friends!
My biggest accomplishment in my life (so far) are my children. I enjoy
them since they live close. After that I would say receiving my CPA
cerificate and accomplishing my educational goals. I still have to
take classes to keep current, but I enjoy learning and the
opportunities to help others with my education.
I recently buy a
clarinet and I had not played since high school, so I am trying to
re-learn everything I forgot. Seems it was much easier 25 years ago.
We owned our first home in Sacramento near Madison and Garfield, then
we moved to Browns Valley in the mountains outside of Marysville.
There we had twenty acres and put in all the utilites and fencing. It
was a great place to live, but business and jobs took us back to the
the Rio Linda area. We bought my Mom and Dad's old house in Elverta
(they had built a house in Cameron Park. We lived there for around
five years then moved over to Rio Linda at our present house. We have
been considering looking for more acreage, since we now have homes
close up to our property.
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