Alice TrejoJune 20, 1932 ~ September 7, 2017 (age 85)
Alice Trejo, 85, went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2017.
Alice was born on June 20, 1932 in Houston, to Cecilio and Pauline (Martinez) Vasquez. The oldest of ten children, it was Alice’s responsibility to take care of her brothers and sisters and to help her mother shop for the family’s needs. Even as a young child, Alice enjoyed church and was active in her youth group. She also took time to read, swim, and go to the movies for fun. She grew up with very strict family values and a love of education and learning. After graduating from Georgetown High School, Alice decided to attend Southwestern University, against her mother’s advice.
While Alice attending Southwestern, she met the love of her life, Santa Anna “Santi” Trejo. He was a youth counselor who she met through the church. They married on Southwestern campus and were blessed with two sons.
Alice was a natural born caretaker. She took care of family members who were sick, and helped anyone who needed it in the community. As a pastor’s wife, she opened her home to serve others. She was a librarian and a teacher for Bryan ISD and rotated around Bowie, Crockett, and Travis Elementary because she was needed everywhere due to being bilingual. She also taught adults ESL and helped them to gain citizenship. Her life was defined by her faith, and she was a monumental prayer warrior. She was involved in Aldersgate and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and was a part of the Retired Pastor’s Wives Club.
The main focuses of Alice’s life were family and God. She also enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. She liked roughing it by going tent camping – especially if she could see the mountains. She loved the views in all seasons. She also enjoyed the Kolache Festival and other close-by side trips she could take. Alice loved garage sales, both the finding of great deals and the hosting of them and was a dedicated organizer of the A&M Methodist garage sale.
Alice leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law Edward and Noemi Trejo, son and daughter-in-law Joel and Norma Trejo, her grandchildren Miranda (Dave), Paul, Vanessa (Joseph), Jared, Hannah, Jessie, and Jordan, and her great-grandchildren Ben, Allie, and Andrew. She will be dearly missed. Her visitation will be Tuesday, September 12 from 6 to 8 at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan. Her funeral service and reception will be at 10 AM at First United Methodist Church of Bryan on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 with interment at Bryan City Cemetery at 1 PM.