Amelia passed away at home surrounded by her family. She was born February 18, 1919, and lived a full life for 97 years and 3 days. Her faith in God prepared her for this transition, and the life she lived showed her deep faith. She was greatly loved by her family and many friends. Amelia always put others first and truly cared about each and every person who came into her life. Her compassion, generosity and positive attitude toward life will continue to be her legacy.
She was born in Aspen to Mary and Fred Cullet and spent her early years in Aspen and Canyon Creek on the family farm. She graduated from Garfield County High School in 1937 and Mesa College in 1939. She married Arthur Trentaz in 1940, and they spent 63 wonderful years together before he passed away in 2004. They lived on a ranch near Aspen until 1962 and them moved to Aspen for the next 32 years. While living in Aspen, Amelia worked for the Pitkin County Library and the Aspen Ski Corp. She volunteered at St. Mary’s Church, the Aspen Thrift Shop and the Aspen Historical Society. After moving to Glenwood Springs in 1994 Amelia continued to be involved in the community and volunteered at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Valley View Hospital and the Senior Center. She was often recognized for her community service and volunteer efforts.
She is survived by her sister, Emma Blanc, her son Fred Trentaz (Judy) and daughter Mary Lou Regelin (Wayne). She had four grandchildren, Perry Trentaz (Cassie), Wendy Trentaz, Amy Chatlos (Jeff) and Jeff Regelin (Katie); and 9 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Saturday, February 27th, at 10:00am. A rosary at 9:30am will precede the Mass. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to LIFT-UP, 1004 Grand Ave. Glenwood Springs, CO. 81601 or to a charity of your choice.
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