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Longtime local, Melissa Trezise, dies

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Vail CO, Colorado

GYPSUM, COLORADO ” Melissa Anna Trezise passed away Sunday, November 25 at the Colorado State Veteran’s Nursing Home in Rifle. Mrs. Trezise was 94 years old.

She was born on March 15, 1913 in Gypsum. Her parents were the late Hans Thone and Hester (Figgins) Larsen. Trezise pursued a career in elementary education and took great pride in her profession.

On June 4, 1934, she married Robert Trezise and together they had two children. Trezise remained in the Eagle area where they were active in the community.

In her youth, Trezise belonged to Camp Fire Girls. She served the Eagle County 4-H as a leader for four years. Trezise loved quilting and taught quilting classes at Colorado Mountain College and would occasionally put on quilting exhibitions. Her talent was truly that of an artist. Trezise was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Eagle Chapter #86 and served as Worthy Matron in 1938.

Trezise was the grand escort to her son Robert Trezise when he was the grand organist for the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in 1983-84. When the Eagle Chapter closed she became a member of the Leadville Chapter #2. In 2006, Trezise received her 75 year pin.

Mrs. Trezise was also a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and a devoted member of the Eagle Community Methodist Church, serving as the Sunday school superintendent there for six years. She was the first member on the cradle roll of this church.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert, who died in 1962.

Mrs. Trezise is survived by her daughter, Mary Joan (Claude) Gerard, of Gypsum and son Robert Charles Trezise, of Red Cliff and three grandchildren, Melissa (Jack) Ford, in Eagle, Anna (J. Ponce) and Loyd (Heather) Gerard, both in Gypsum. Eight great-grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services will beat 10 a.m. Saturday, December 8 at the United Methodist Church of Eagle Valley, 138 Howard St., in Eagle. The Reverend Joyce Hudibergh will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by Bailey Funeral Home in Leadville.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution can do so to the United Methodist Church of Eagle, 138 Howard St., Eagle, CO 81631, The Eagle County 4-H, P.O. Box 239 Eagle, CO 81631, or the Dessie Powell Scholarship Fund, P.O.

Hex 468, Leadville, CO 80461.

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