Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully fell asleep in Jesus at the age of 92. Born in Glendale, Arizona to Dysart and Elma Murphy, she received a bachelor’s degree in English from Northern Arizona University where she met and married John Dale Trethewey on Aug. 5, 1951. Early in their marriage, they taught school in Pleasant Valley, Arizona, where Jane was an English teacher and John was a math teacher. They had five children, Ralph, Ruth, Mark, Dane and Ceil, and lived in several other states including Ridgecrest, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Walla Walla, Washington. She spent her final years in Doty, Washington, with her son Mark and his wife, Kerry, who along with Althea, a family friend, provided great care and comfort.
She loved the Lord and was a faithful member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and dedicated servant of Adventist Community Services in both Salt Lake City and Walla Walla. Her gift was to help those in need.
While in Doty, she helped prepare food for the soup kitchen in Raymond, Washington. She enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing, quilting and never missed sending a birthday card to an extensive list of family and friends.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband John, daughter Ruth (Missy) and son, Dane. She is survived by her three children, Ralph (Susanne) Trethewey, Walla Walla, Wash.; Mark (Kerry) Trethewey, Doty, Washington; and Ceil (Jeff) Van Campen, Salt Lake City, Utah. Her grandchildren include Crystal, Matthew (Larissa), Michael (Risha) and Daniel (Liva), along with her great-grandchildren Erica, Jett and Flynn. She also leaves behind her sister Francie Rogers, sisters-in-law, Janet Nevin and Betty-Jo Helms, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
One of her many outreach passions was building water wells in Central America. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Water for Life International well projects, P.O. Box 2330, Deer Park, Washington 99006.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Walla Walla City Church, 2133 Howard St., in Walla Walla, Washington, Aug. 7, at 4 p.m. and a second service at the Willapa Harbor Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1134 Crescent St., Raymond, Washington, on Aug. 14, at 5:00 p.m.
We will see you in the morning, Mom.