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Mountain Mailbag

Edited by Kay Vasilakis

Treis celebrate golden anniversaryWendell and Eileen (DeBlieck) Trei celebrated their 50th anniversary on Nov. 27, 2004, at the Copper Grille in Destin, Fla., with 23 of their children and grandchildren. Everyone stayed a week at a rented home on the beach.Five generations of family came from Kansas, North Dakota, Texas, Washington, Minnesota, Tennessee and Colorado for the celebration. They spent time deep-sea fishing, shopping and playing on the white sand beach. Many stories were shared, and families enjoyed playing cards. There are many wonderful cooks in the family.Wendell and Eileen met in Marshall, Minn., at Blue Moon Ballroom, the night Eileen graduated from high school in Tracy, Minn. Wendell and Eileen married a year and a half later in Tracy at St. Mary’s Church. Wendell left the next month, serving two years in the Army, stationed in Texas, Colorado and Louisiana.Wendell and Eileen raised nine children in Tracy. Wendell earned his master’s in sheet metal, and traveled to different jobs. Eileen was a stay-at-home mom. Later, Eileen was a police dispatcher and emergency medical technician for 10 years. Wendell and Eileen moved to Copper Mountain in 1982, with Wendell building in the area and Eileen working as a property manager. In 1987 they moved to Carbondale, and in 1989 they moved to Glenwood Springs. Wendell worked as a building supervisor and Eileen worked for Wal-Mart.After retiring in 1995 and traveling to many countries and all over the United States, Eileen returned to Wal-Mart, and Wendell joined her.The Trei children are Debbie and Bill Post, John and Denise DeLanghe, James Trei, Jeff Trei, Donna and Todd Morse and family, Mike and Sonja Trei and family, and Marc and Pia Trei and family, deceased daughter Dianne Lindberg and son Jon Trei, grandson Jeremiah Trei.The Treis wish to thank all who sent greetings and especially to the family presenting the Treis with a memory book, flowers, a cake, along with a cruise to Alaska.Bray & Co. support troopsMembers of Bray & Co. Real Estate helped out American troops last month with care packages. Bray & Co. staff covered the packaging, postage and cost of items. Brokers and staff at Bray & Co. contributed funds to purchase items and postage. Everyone in the company will take turns in this effort. Lucky DuckRichard Dever of Glenwood Springs was a lucky $1,000 winner in the Extreme Green Lottery game.


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