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Jeanne (Kenyon) Treybig

Jeanne (Kenyon) Treybig

Mar 1, 1930 - Jul 21, 2009
Riverton native Jeanne (Kenyon) Treybig died on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in the home of her eldest son in Sugar Land, Texas, with family at her side, following a lengthy illness. She was 79.

Remembrance services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, at the Braeburn Valley Baptist Church, 7711 South Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77071. There will be a viewing at the church from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24.

Her body will then be returned to Riverton for burial beside her husband Clemens "Cotton" N. Treybig at Mountain View Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with interment following.

Refreshments will be served following the services at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge on Main Street in Riverton.

Isabelle Jeanne Kenyon was born in Riverton on March 1, 1930, to Albert and Dulcie (Doughty) Kenyon. The Doughtys and Kenyons had homesteaded in Riverton in the early 1900s. Her siblings included an older brother Albert and two older sisters, Lee and Alice, the latter two of whom named her Isabelle, but the family said she preferred to be called Jeanne.

She married Clemens "Cotton" Treybig on July 5, 1951. After marriage, her family said Mrs. Treybig devoted her life to being a wife and the mother of their children, Mike, Pat and Kathy Lynn.

Being married to a Sun Oil Co. seismic exploration oilman, Mrs. Treybig managed house and home through two dozen moves in 35 years. These travels and travails allowed her to make many lasting friendships over the years, both on the seismic crews and local community.

Her family described her as "A curious and talented cook, who delighted her family and friends with simple homespun meals to exotic foreign cuisine."

Along with her joy of cooking, the family said she instilled in her children a love of music, books, theatre, and the value of friendship. Marriage into the Treybig family provided her with an extended family of grandmother and grandfather, 20 new brothers and sisters, and 47 nieces and nephews.

The family recounts many memories of summer vacations with family and friends in the Riverton area.

The last company move was in 1970 from Alice, Texas, to Calgary Alberta. Mr. Treybig retired in 1986. They moved back to Riverton in 1988. He died in August of 1991. Mrs. Treybig moved to Texas to live with son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Karen, in 2002.

In addition to her talents as wife, mother, and cook, the family cited Mrs. Treybig's service as a seamstress, Den Mother, drivers' education teacher, family chauffeur, Sunday School teacher, church pianist, and faith in the church.

Mrs. Treybig is survived by her two sons Mike Treybig and his wife Karen of Sugar Land, Texas, and Pat Treybig of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; daughter, Kathy Treybig of Riverton; two grandsons, Christopher and Kevin of Calgary; her sister Lee "Dulcie" Von Krosigk of Riverton; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cotton; grandson, Stephen; brother, Albert; sister, Alice, and a number of life-long friends and family members.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.