Alcidene L. Trees


(Jan. 10, 2008)

Graveside services will be Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Joliet, Mont., Cemetery for Alcidene L. Trees of Basin, who died Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Wyoming Retirement Home. She was 93.

She had been a resident at Wyoming Retirement Home since 1998.

The Rev. Richard Trees will officiate at services and burial in Joliet.

She was born Dec. 5, 1914, to Earl Kenyon and Blanch (Kellogg) Kenyon in a one-room cabin built by her father north of Park City, Mont. She was 15 when she moved with her parents to Boyd, Mont. She graduated from high school in Joliet.

She married Dwayne Trees in 1932. They had three sons, Gene, Bill and Larry, and a niece, Ellen Kenyon, who lived with the family for 15 years.  Alcidene moved with her family to Thermopolis in 1939 where her husband worked for Holland Furniture Co. They moved to Greybull a short time later and lived there until 1970 when Dwayne was transferred to Powell with Pure Gas & Chemical Co.

After Dwayne’s retirement in 1972, the couple traveled extensively, including two trips to the Holy Land and numerous trips throughout the United States and Mexico. They moved to Riverton in 1989 and then to Basin in 1998.

She enjoyed painting, reading and church work. She was an active member of First Baptist Church for many years.

Survivors include a son, Bill Trees of Kinnear; two grandsons, Roy Trees of Riverton and Rodney Trees of Cheyenne; four great-granddaughters; her niece, Ellen Kenyon of Thermpolis; a brother, Arche Kenyon of Joliet, and a sister, Mildred Boehm of Livingston, Mont.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwayne; two sons, Gene and Larry; her parents; two brothers, Leland and Lyle Kenyon; two sisters, Bernice Leimback and Buehla Warita.

Atwood Family Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.