Northwest NEWS

April 5, 1999

Valley Special

Family hosts 90th birthday celebration for pioneer descendant Beryl Adair Trezise

   The 90th birthday party for Beryl Adair Trezise, a descendant of Snoqualmie Valley pioneers, will be held on Saturday, April 10 from 2-5 p.m. at Judson Baptist Church, 12700 35th Ave. NE, located east of Lake City Way in Seattle. Friends are invited and may phone 206-362-7810 for directions. Daughter Gail and son Daryl and his wife Karen and family are hosting the celebration.

   Beryl is the daughter of William and Estella Adams Adair of the Duvall-Carnation area of the Snoqualmie Valley. She grew up on Broadacre Farm located near Carnation Farm. She attended the one-room Vincent School for six years, walking two miles each way, then attended Tolt Grammar School for the 7th and 8th grades and graduated from the Tolt Union High School in 1927.

   Beryl graduated from the University of Washington in 1932 with a bachelor of arts degree in education. She taught a special adult home economics evening class in Duvall, then junior high and high school in Almira and Mukilteo. She received her master's degree in fine arts in 1938 from the University of Washington. For her thesis, she painted a mural in oil of the "Industries of the Snoqualmie Valley." As an artist, she later painted and sold paintings from her home.

   Beryl and Norman Trezise of Carnation were married in 1937 and made their home in Seattle. Norman died in 1976. They had two children, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was in 4-H Club for 18 years, first a member then a leader of the Tolt 4-H Home Economics Club.

   Beryl has been a Grange member for 67 years, secretary for the Snoqualmie Valley Pioneer Picnic for 26 years, a member of the Tolt Historical Society, the Pioneer Association of the State of Washington, the Daughters of the Pioneers of the State of Washington, and a member of Judson Baptist Church in the Lake City area of Seattle.

   She enjoys various hobbies, which include working in her flower garden and making her own greeting cards each year. Her cat, Goldie, is a close companion, following her about her home and garden.

   Beryl has traveled with her daughter Gail to Western and Eastern Europe, the British Isles, Russia, China, and the Holy Land.