Ms. Annie K Trentham
January 1, 1928 – October 14, 2020
Annie Katherine (King) Trentham was born on January 1, 1928 in Erick, OK and died on October 14, 2020 at the age of 92 in Mansfield, TX,
She lived and married in Pampa, TX and was a long distance telephone operator for S.W. Bell in Pampa and Fort Worth. She was a P.B.X. operator for H.E.B. Hospital.
She was a charter member of the Hurst Church of God. She served in the Ladies Willing Worker's to help build the local church in 1957. The church expanded in 1982, and is ow titled "Life Fellowship" on Highway 10. She and two sisters; Amy Clay and Betty Lou White operated the church daycare several years.
She traveled each vacation year with her husband, Joe R. Trentham to many states and Canada. Joe was a Bell Helicopter flight instructor and she went with him to many test sites in California, Arizona, Maryland and several other states. She did charity work in Palmdale, CA General Hospital Auxiliary in 1980. She and Joe retired in January 1991 and have lived in Hurst, TX since 1953.
Annie was preceded in death by her father and mother; Ezra C. King and Vashti (Stokes) King, and all of her sibling's, Ezra Jr., Hershell, Johnnie Mae, Betty King, Amy (King) Clay; and only son, Jimmy Wayne Trentham in 2008. She is survived by grandchildren; Darrell W. and Misty, Jeffery A and Valerie, Corbyn A. and Jennifer, Tara and Dan Kersten, ten great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Ms. Annie K Trentham
October 20, 2020
"Little Memaw", that is what I called her and that is what stuck! I am one of her many great grandchildren, and I have many fond memories of us. As a child I can remember waking up to the smell of breakfast at 6A.M. and her filing her long pretty nails on the back patio as I swung on the backyard swing set. She was an amazing cook and everyone looked forward to her famous peanut butter balls every holiday season, yum! Her patience for me as a kid was astounding, taking me to the water park, and sitting in the shade waiting for me to finish playing, or Chuck-E-Cheese; every time it was time to return home she would call out for me and I would hide, thinking she couldn't see me and I did not hear her (so I could play longer).
She read me stories from books kept at the bedside in the guest bedroom where we slept together when I stayed overnight, and she always knelt down to pray no matter how long or how she felt....I never forgot that. Her kind words and her soft voice followed the smells of fresh laundry and her picking up crumbs from the carpet to keep it nice and tidy. "I will get you a pair of socks so your feet don't get cold" she said as I lay on the divan freshly showered.
I used to cry as I held her pillow in my hand at night, praying we could be together forever and that she would never pass, (as all children fear for the loss of their loved ones too early). As an adult, I still cry, but I am happy now that she has a place in Heaven. Jesus welcomes her into her new home where she worked so diligently to earn a mansion there.
I love you "Little Memaw" and I will never forget you, I will see you again.
your great granddaughter Tiffani
October 19, 2020
Many words can be used to help describe Annie. Such words as gracious, thoughtful, hospital (always wanting to feed me), loving, interesting, perfect housekeeper (put a teeny, tiny piece of paper on the carpet and she will see it and pick it up when she comes back into the room), godly, submissive (doing whatever Joe says to do next), kind, happy, and sometimes unintentionally cute (the last time I went to see her, I got real close to her face so she could hear me, and she said, "You have pretty teeth". Nobody ever told me that.) I love Annie.
October 18, 2020
There was so many good hearted things about Annie. The first thing that comes to mind was she was always the first one to jump up and start washing the dishes after a meal always!!! And the greatest second memory was that she made the world's greatest pecan pie ever!!! She was just always there to help no matter what. She also always had a hug for you .
Will miss her,
October 17, 2020
My first memory of Mrs. Annie was in 1990 when my husband, Roger and I pulled into the parking lot at Hurst Blvd Church of God. We were new in town and uncertain where we should attend church. She saw that we had 2 year old and 3 year old little boys, and came over to our car and said," Hello there. I am Annie Trentham and I will be their Sunday School teacher. Follow me, and I will show you around." She introduced us to Pastor and Sister Stevens, then took the boys by hand and led them to her class. They fell in love with her and so did we. I will never forget her sparkling blue eyes and sweet smile. Her warm hugs and gentle loving ways are special memories for our now grown sons also.
Toni Trentham Saxton
October 16, 2020
My favorite memory of my Aunt Annie is set in the early 1990's. She and my Uncle Joe visited myself, husband Rob, and our two children, Sean and Ellany in Oregon. We feasted on a typical Pacific Northwest dinner and as we ate the children adored the attention from Aunt Annie. She truly showed love and caring to us all.
I will never forget her,
October 16, 2020
You had a gift of hospitality. Every time we stopped by to see you you always wanted us to eat or drink something. You cared deeply for your family and others. I rejoice to think of the grand reunion you have experienced in Heaven! Looking forward to seeing you again and celebrating and rejoicing in our great salvation!
October 16, 2020
Sweet Annie, you will be missed by a lot of people but, you are now, with a lot of sweet people up there in heaven, that got there before you did. I’m sure there’s a lot of hugging going on today! My condolences to the family.