Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 10, 2013

Phoebe J. Trezise

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — CEDAR — Phoebe Jane Trezise, 85, of Cedar, passed away on Sunday, July 7, at Boardman Lake Glens, Traverse City. Phoebe was born on June 2, 1928, in Ann Arbor, the middle child of three to Professor Charles W. and Vera (Tibbits) Good.

Phoebe was always intelligent but excelled in the creative arts and in her love and compassion for other people. Phoebe met David Trezise in her junior year at the University of Michigan when she was attending a dance and David was studying for exams in the fraternity study room. Phoebe always said that she knew immediately that David was the man that she would marry. They were married two years later on June 16 in 1950 on the day of their graduation from the University of Michigan. They skipped graduation and were married on that day, and remained happily married for the next 63 years.

Phoebe and David had five children who were raised with great love and nurturing care. Phoebe was a stay-at-home mother who not only participated in her own children’s events but also volunteered and helped with many other important and caring causes. Phoebe gave generously of her time to the Girl Scout organization and to her church activities at Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park, Pa. Phoebe had a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and this was put to great use in her volunteer work as a counselor in the ICU unit at Allegheny General Hospital, where she used the knowledge to help families in times of crisis.

Phoebe was a supportive wife and traveled with her husband throughout the world. She was always up for new and challenging experiences which were depicted throughout her life in various forms of creativity and design. Phoebe enjoyed collecting miniatures from around the globe and used her extensive talents to add her own creations to her doll houses and rooms. All of her knowledge and creations were freely given to family and friends.

Phoebe suffered ill health for a number of the past years and remained positive throughout despite her pain. She will be sorely missed by all who were blessed by her friendship and by her large and loving family.

In addition to her husband, David, Phoebe is survived by her five children, Elizabeth Eve Deakins, Martha Ann (Shawn) Tobin, Charles William (Linda) Trezise, Kathryn Mary Wehunt and David Douglas (Lynn) Trezise; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles H. Good; and a sister, Martha A. Vibrans.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 2 p.m., at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay, with friends and family gathering one hour prior. The Rev. Douglas Hill will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.

Please share thoughts and memories with Phoebe’s family on their online guestbook at

Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.