Renee Wike, our incredible friend

From left, Karen Hoagland, Renee Wike and Chris Mulrooney gather in September at Starbase Karen in West Hills. (Photo by Lisa Sobien)
Renee Wike was honored at the USS Angeles Winter Holiday Party in 2017 in West Hills. She passed away Nov. 12 from kidney failure. We will miss her. (Photo by Dave Mason)
From left, Chris Mulrooney, Renee Wike and Lisa Sobien try to escape from a vicious shark in the Meg display at a Camarillo movie theater. Renee enjoyed going with her Angeles friends to films when she lived in an assisted living facility in Oxnard. (Photo by Dave Mason)

By Fleet Capt. Dave Mason
Renee Wike left us our memories of her joyous spirit, her enthusiastic laughter and her remarkable kindness.
We will miss her. The USS Angeles member passed away Nov. 12 from kidney failure in Virginia, where she moved in September to be near her sisters.
She served our club well as a Command Staff member, the associate community service director and a contributor of stories and photos to our newsletter, Angels Flight. She co-hosted parties with Karen Hoagland and Chris Mulrooney at their home, nicknamed Starbase Karen, in the Los Angeles suburban area of West Hills.
Most of all, Renee was the very definition of a friend.
She was always there for others, always there to encourage people. She cared about the world and current events, and she expressed her opinions with thoughtfulness and precision. And she was a fun person who made us smile, made us laugh, made us think.
Her family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. Warp speed, Renee.

Dave Mason

Commanding Officer, USS Angeles NCC-71840