Treva O’Connor - February 10, 2009Treva O’Connor was born on Sept. 3, 1919 at the family farm south of Wallace, Neb. She was one of six children born to Royal and Iva Wells Allison.
Treva attended school in Wallace, graduating in 1937. She earned her teaching certificate at Kearney State Teachers College and taught rural school near Wallace and grade school in Grainton, Neb.
Treva met Richard O’Connor in high school and after a delay while Richard was in World War II, the couple was married at Seldon, Kan. in 1944. Four children were born to this union.
Treva and Richard worked together on their farm three miles west of Wallace for many years. She later spent 16 years working for the U.S. Postal Service in Wallace and North Platte, Neb. After Richard died in 1989, Treva continued to maintained her home in the Wallace community until April 0f 2008 when she moved to Centennial park in North Platte Treva was admitted to the Great Plains Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 where she died later that evening. She had reached the age of 89.
Treva enjoyed ballroom dancing and traveling. Treva and Richard traveled around the world twice and she made 20 trips to her favorite destination, Hawaii. She was an avid gardener and raised much of the produce for the family dinner table. Treva loved to laugh and always looked forward to spending time in the company of her family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Treva was preceded in death by two brothers, Laurence and Welby Allison and two sisters, Lorena Smith and Lucille Brodine.
She is survived by three daughters, Peggy and husband Robert Zimmerman of Philipsburg, Mont., Patricia and husband Ron McGregor of Denver, and Pamela and husband Paul Stern of Minnetonka, Minn.; one son, Daniel of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; her sister, Alene and husband Jack O’Brien of Wallace; two sisters-in-law, Katherine Boyd of Arcadia, Calif., and Ethyl Allison of Escondido, Calif.; one brother-in-law, Paul Brodine of Holdrege, Neb.; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Wallace United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Fuller officiating.
Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Wallace Methodist and Catholic churches.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant was in charge of arrangements.