In Memory of Marlene Trenbeath(1942 - 2017)
- Marlene Trenbeath
- Larry Trenbeath
- Erica, Andrea, Michael, Jean, Brian
- Birth Date
- November 21, 1942
- Blessing Date
- February 8, 1975
- Ascension Date
- April 25, 2017
Marlene (Dudik) Trenbeath ascended to the Spiritual World two years after receiving the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Marlene was born on November 21, 1942, and the only child of Stephen and Rose Dudik. She ascended to the Spiritual World on April 25, 2017.
Marlene graduated from McKeesport High School in 1960 and trained as a nurse under the nuns’ supervision at Braddock General Hospital in Braddock, PA in 1963. After working for approximately one year at McKeesport Hospital as a registered nurse, she joined the Peace Corps in 1964 and served two years on the Altiplano in Bolivia.
Marlene joined the Unification Church in March of 1968. More than once she spoke of the time when True Father came and spoke of his plans for America. True Father sat on the floor with a handful of members in a circle and Marlene said she knew “This was the start of something big.”
Marlene participated in witnessing and selling tickets for the first seven-city Day of Hope Tour in the United States. She set up the infirmary at Barrytown, NY and gave Reverend David S.C. Kim his allergy shots. Reverend Kim referred to Marlene as the “heavenly nurse.”
Marlene also participated and witnessed for the Yankee Stadium rally and the Washington Monument Rally in 1976. In addition, she served in the Freedom Leadership Foundation (FLF).
Marlene was a loving mother and mother bear to her five children, and even her husband.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; children: Erica (Tomitaka) Sodeyama, Grand Forks, ND; Andrea (Aliso) Lowen, Tacoma, WA; Michael Trenbeath, Grand Forks, ND; Jean Trenbeath (Jonathan Fu), San Mateo, CA; Brian Trenbeath, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Umiko and Jago Sodeyama; David and Zachary Lowen.
The Seonghwa Ceremony will be held at the Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier, ND on Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 PM. The Ghi Hwan Ceremony will take place at 11:00 AM and the Won Jeon Ceremony will take place immediately after the 2:00 PM Seonghwa. Refreshments will be served afterward.
Donations are welcome in the name of Larry Trenbeath in lieu of flowers for the purpose of medical and Seonghwa expenses.
Mr. Larry Trenbeath
14287 County 55
Neche, ND 58265
- 2:00 PM
- Saturday, April 29
- Askew Funeral Home: 209 Elizabeth St W, Cavalier, ND 58220