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February 4, 2013
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Treman enjoys 90th birthday

Jean (Stanton) Treman recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a party in the Linus Oakes Community Room in Roseburg. More than 200 friends and family were present at the event.

Born in Seattle on Dec. 14, 1922, Jean is the second of three children. At 5 years old, she discovered a love of music. At 10, her piano teacher was a church organist in Tacoma, Wash. There, Jean played a pipe organ for the first time and played for a church service.

Jean’s formal education included graduation from high school in Coeur d’ Alene in 1940. She attended North Idaho Jr. College in the fall of 1940 and College of the Puget Sound in 1941. During the attack on Pearl Harbor, Jean was living in Tacoma, Wash. In 1942, she was a junior at Whitman College, where Art Treman was also a student.

They were married Nov. 20 of that year. Jean spent her senior year at University of Idaho and graduated in 1944.

The couple had two children: Paul, born in the fall of 1944 in Middletown, Conn.; and Barbara, born the spring of 1947 in Denver. There are also two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Tremans moved to Douglas County in 1948. Art taught math, served as a vice principal and then principal in Sutherlin for 34 years. He died in 1987.

Jean earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature, then one in elementary education. She taught for two years at Umpqua, four years at Wilbur and 21 years at Fir Grove in Roseburg, retiring in 1982.

Active in the community, Jean has been a member of Eastern Star in Oakland since 1950 and also a member of the Roseburg chapter, serving Eastern Star in many capacities. Jean joined Delta Kappa Gamma in 1964 and remained an active member for 48 years. As a current volunteer at Mercy Medical Center, she’s worked the information desk and she plays music for chapel and dinner at Linus Oakes. Not satisfied with all this activity, Jean also enjoys knitting Christmas stockings and has made more than 275 of them for family and friends.

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