Irvin Robert Trenhaile of Olathe died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. He was 78.
A funeral service was held May 19 at Olathe United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Hazelton Cemetery in Buckeye, Ariz.
Mr. Trenhaile was born Jan. 7, 1934, in Bloomfield, Neb., to Charles and Kathryn Trenhaile. As a farmer's child he spent his childhood in Texas and Iowa, before returning to Bloomfield, Neb. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1951.
He moved to Iowa and married Norma French in 1953. They had five children. The marriage ended in divorce in 1965. He married Edna Huggins on Oct. 1, 1966, in Las Vegas, Nev. She added her three children.
Mr. Trenhaile lived in Arizona where he worked for Arizona Public Service Company for 30 years. He retired early in April 1989. He and his wife owned and operated the Green Acre Motel in Buckeye, Ariz. In 1987, they purchased a small farm in Olathe. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and the mountains of southeast Arizona.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Trenhaile of Olathe; two children, Michael Trenhaile and his wife Christi, and Linda Hill; two stepchildren, Linda Bryant and her husband Bob, and Michael Huggins; two sisters and their husbands, Ellen and Bill Canham, and Charlsie and Bill Mayden; a brother, James Trenhaile; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Mr. Trenhaile was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Trenhaile; two sons, Rodney Trenhaile and Mark Trenhaile; and a stepson, William Huggins.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International, Little Rock, AR, or Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus