TREVA CLEONE BOLIN JENSEN ~ Class of 1965
January 26, 1947 - June 5, 2012
Treva went home to be with the Lord on June 5, 2012 in Kennewick when she succumbed to Alzheimer's dementia. She was born January 26, 1947 in Richland.
Through junior high and high school she was a member of the Rainbow Girls and got her hairdressing license after graduation, then she worked at LaVerne's Beauty Shop in Richland for 12 years.
She was a compassionate woman, and worked year round gathering holiday food for the less fortunate with her friend Laura Knight.
Treva married the love of her life, Robert Jensen, and became a step-mother to 2 sons, Chris and Doug, raising them as her own along with her sons Ben and Beau. As a family they would love to take camping trips to the Little Naches.
Treva was a gifted artist, even as a child, and grew to love calligraphy. She always painted her windows as the seasons changed, and even painted Miss Budweiser on a window one year during the water follies. She wrote poetry and was a unique seamstress; she made and designed clothes, dolls, and purses, and sewed hats for her sister Myrna. Treva's favorite hobby was appliquéing whimsical characters like Mary Englebreit onto clothes for Myrna and her Barbara, who was her best friend since the fourth grade. She loved taking trips to sewing expos with her friends. There was seemingly no end to her seamstress skills and at one point was known to have 19 sewing machines in working order.
She was an avid gardener and loved to can the fruits of her labor. Treva lived by the motto, 'waste not, want not.' She made delicious cream pies which were enjoyed by her friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer "Smokey" Bolin, and her late husband, Robert Jensen.
She is survived by her two sons, Ben and Beau, two step-sons, Chris and Doug, mother Mayme, sister Myrna Bolin ('62/'63) Turner (James) and, brother Edric (Eddie) Bolin, niece Maria Turner, nephew Jimmy Turner, as well as five grandchildren: Little Ben, Chelsey, McKayla, Courtney, and Madison, and her loving best friend, Barbara Snook.
She will be dearly missed.
A funeral service for Treva will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 3pm in Einan's Funeral Home, with a visitation period from 1pm until the service.
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