Ann Etta Chauncey Trembly (January 17, 1920 – May 24, 2014) It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that Ann Trembly’s family announces her passing on May 24 in Clayton, New Mexico. She leaves behind a strong legacy of service along with love of her family and friends.
Her family celebrates her life knowing she’s gone to her heavenly home where she’s reunited with her Lord and Savior. They also know she will be joined again with her beloved spouse of over 63 years, Arch Trembly.
Born on January 17, 1920 in Wichita, Kansas to Alvah and Fern Chauncey, Ann enjoyed growing up in Chanute, Kansas. There she attended Chanute High School and Chanute Junior College graduating on May 21, 1940.She enjoyed singing solos and duets with her mother at the First Christian Church in Chanute. She worked with her father at Peoples Dry Cleaners in Chanute.
Ann became a 75-year member of The Order of the Eastern Star, Sunflower Chapter #147 in Chanute. In a special ceremony held on August 4, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Clayton, Ann received a certificate from the Worthy Grand Patron, Robert D. Hess of Kansas recognizing her years of faithful membership.
After marrying Arch Trembly on October 12, 1941, the couple remained in Chanute where they ran Trembly’s Jewelry. In 1948, Ann (pregnant with Rosemary) and Arch, with young son Robert, daughters Jennifer and Marilyn, moved to Clayton, New Mexico where they opened Trembly’s Jewelry and Sporting Goods.
Ann worked side by side with her husband there for 56 years beautifully wrapping gifts with special paper and handmade bows that identified the jewelry story. Many times they were told recipients were excited to know their gift came from “Tremblys.” Friends, customers and even sales representatives remember her for her abiding smile and support.
When her son, Robert, played sports, Ann drove cheerleaders to and from the games. She volunteered when possible as all her four children grew. Band, chorus, cheerleading and scouting kept her busy supporting daughters Jennifer, Marilyn and Rosemary as well.
Ann is survived by her brother Charles (Mary) Chauncey of Wichita, KS, brother-in-law Bill (Pat) Trembly of Meadow Lakes,TX, son Robert Arch (Martha) Trembly of Boulder, CO, daughters Jennifer ( Robert) Johnston of Albuquerque, NM, Marilyn McClure of Clayton, NM, Rosemary Standlee of Albuquerque,NM, many grandchildren, great and a great-great grandchild, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Alvah and Fern Chauncey, husband Arch Trembly, sister Lois Jean Baldwin and grandson Patrick Walden Bonecutter.
A 10 a.m. grave side service will be held on Monday, June 2 at the Clayton Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Billy Rammage officiating. Following the committal, a reception for family and friends will take place at the First United Methodist Church to celebrate Ann Trembly’s life.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon International, P. O Box 140800, Nashville, TN.