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JoAnne B. Trendell

March 21, 1931 ~ January 1, 2018 (age 86)

At her request, no public services will be held for JoAnne Bayes Trendell, 86, of Coos Bay. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay. A private inurnment will be held at the Pioneer Cemetery in Aurora.

JoAnne was born March 21, 1931 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of John and Maurine Bayes. She passed away peacefully in her sleep in Coos Bay New Year’s Day.

JoAnne grew up in Springfield, Missouri and graduated from Springfield High School in 1948. She moved to Oregon with her first husband, Rusty Snyder. They had three children, Curt, Lisa and Kevin. They divorced in 1959. She was a teller at U.S. Bank in downtown Coos Bay and also worked nights sewing drapes for The Hub. In 1962, she married Oliver “Bud” Trendell, and he adopted her three children. In 1963, they had a son, Bryan.

JoAnne spent many years on various school and church committees, as well as leading 4-H clubs and being a Cub Scout den mother. She was an expert seamstress, knitter, and calligrapher. She worked 22 years in the Coos Bay School District, the majority of which was in the Milner Crest Library, matching kids with books. She was an avid Pirate fan and enjoyed going to games with Bud. JoAnne loved her family, books, traveling, music and collecting.

The family wishes to thank Dr. McAndrew and his staff, as well as, Paul and Sherry Bright and the staff at Almost Home for their great care of our mom. The family suggests memorial contributions to Coos Bay Community School Foundation, PO Box 1372, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420.

JoAnne is survived by her children, Curt Trendell and Rose of Coquille, Lisa Trendell Freauff and Jeff of Silverton, Kevin Trendell and LuAnn of Aloha, and Bryan Trendell and Jean of Coos Bay; sister, Linda Roth of Portland; brother, Jack Bayes of Monterey, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Brad, William, Elyse, Emma, Rylee, Anna and Sydney; and three great-grandchildren, Aiden, Jason, and Jake.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

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