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Marlene Trenbeath

Marlene Trenbeath, 74, of Neche, ND passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at her home surrounded by family. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Burial will be held in the Union Cemetery, Neche, ND.
Marlene was born November 21, 1942 at McKeesport, PA, to Stephen and Rose (Bertovic) Dudik. She was trained as a nurse by the nuns at Braddock General Hospital, Braddock, PA. Marlene then served for two years in the Peace Corps in Bolivia. Marlene lived and worked in the Washington DC area, where she first learned of our church teachings and became a member of the Unification Church in the U.S. While in that area she worked at the Visiting Nurses Association and Walter Reed Medical Center in neonatal care.
She met her future husband Larry in March of 1971, while they were doing Unification Church work in Portland, OR. They were subsequently blessed in marriage in the church in Seoul, Korea on February 8, 1975. Following their marriage, they lived in McKeesport, PA, Gloucester and Rockport, MA, and Neche, ND.
Marlene enjoyed nature and reading books, and she loved her family.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; children: Erica (Tomitaka) Sodeyama, Grand Forks, ND, Andrea (Aliso) Lowen, Tacoma, WA, Michael Trenbeath, Grand Forks, Jean Trenbeath (Jonathan Fu), San Mateo, CA, Brian Trenbeath, Grand Forks; grandchildren: Umiko and Jago Sodeyama; David and Zachary Lowen.
Preceding her in death were her parents.


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Larry, So sorry to hear about the loss of your wife.

Mark Collins Apr 30 2017 12:00 AM

R.I.P. Dear sister!!

Ryuju and Cynthia Nakai Apr 28 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Larry and family, Diane sent me your wife!s obituary, I am so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely Connie Lykken

Connie Lykken Apr 27 2017 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to you, Larry and to your children and families. The occasions I visited with Marlene were few, but she bore an aura of kindness that radiated like a beacon. Her beautiful smile resonated a loving, giving heart. You were blessed to have shared your life with Marlene. Peace to you.

constance trenbeath Apr 27 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss Larry.

Karen Quam Vivian Apr 27 2017 12:00 AM