Melissa Anna Trezise
Melissa Anna Trezise, 94, passed away Nov. 25, 2007, at the Colorado State Veteran’s Nursing Home in Rifle.She was born March 15, 1913, in Gypsum, to Hans Thone and Hester (Figgins) Larsen. Melissa pursued a career in elementary education and took great pride in her profession.Melissa married Robert Trezise June 4, 1934. They had two children, remaining in the Eagle area, where they were active in the community.Melissa served the Eagle County 4-H as a leader for four years. Melissa loved quilting and her talent was truly that of an artist. She taught quilting classes at CMC, and would occasionally produce quilting exhibitions. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Eagle Chapter #86, and served as Worthy Matron in 1938. Melissa 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, 1983-84. When the Eagle Chapter closed, she became a member of the Leadville Chapter #2. In 2006, Melissa received her 75-year pin.Mrs. Trezise was 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 survived by daughter Mary Joan (Claude) Gerard of Gypsum; son Robert Charles Trezise of Red Cliff; grandchildren Melissa (Jack) Ford of Eagle, Anna (J. Ponce) and Loyd (Heather) Gerard of Gypsum; and eight great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband.Memorial services were held Dec. 8 at the United Methodist Church of Eagle Valley. The Rev. Joyce Hudibergh officiated.Those wishing may make memorial contributions to either the United Methodist Church of Eagle Valley, 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. Box 468, Leadville, CO 80461.
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