Parade Grand Marshal Murray Trelease

  • Sat Jun 26th, 2010 12:25am
  • Life
Murray Trelease

Murray Trelease

Name: Murray Trelease.

Age: 80. Born in Kansas City, Mo.

Family: Married to Mariette for 50 years. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Education: Degree in philosophy from the University of Kansas. Attended seminary at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, Calif.

Military service: 1952-56 on the USS Philippine Sea, an aircraft carrier. Attained rank of lieutenant.

Lopezian since: 1992.

Career: Priest in charge of Grace Episcopal Church after a career as rector, headmaster and community organizer in Alaska, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Seattle. He has volunteered with several organizations since moving to Lopez Island and is on the board of Lopez Housing Options. He is also a hospice volunteer.

Motivations: “God is always part of it … I feel the community needs people working in various functions and I do what I feel I can do. My motivations are the needs of the community.”

Philosophy: “I’m generally optimistic about each day. Life continues to unfold, opportunities continue to unfold, and life is not over until it’s over.”

Final thought: “I have and continue to have a full life.”