Loydale “Dell” Great
East Wenatchee, WA
Our Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Loydale “Dell” Treat, has gone to Heaven on December 5, 2013. Our “GG” was 87 years old and was residing at Young at Heart Adult Family Home when she succumbed to pneumonia and dementia. She was born in Prague, OK in 1926, to Henry and Ethel Trammel. Loydale was the fifth of eight children born in the same small farmhouse on 160 acres of corn and peanuts. The family survived the Great Depression and stayed on their land, where a surviving sister still resides.
Loydale was preceded in death by her husband, Al, in 2006; two sisters, Beatrice and Irene; and by two brothers, Albert and James Henry “JH”. Her sister, Berneice, still resides in Prague; a brother, Bill, lives in Oklahoma City; and her youngest sister, Sharon Kay, lives in Kansas.
Loydale married James Albert “Al” Treat in 1946, after Al completed service in a Third Army tank corps that saw action in North Africa and Italy. Al worked in dam construction after the War and Dell taught elementary school in most of the 13 different locations across the United States where Al’s jobs lead them. The family finally settled in Yakima, WA in the late 1960’s. Between 1967 and 1992, Dell worked 25 years for JC Penney Company. Both retired, Al and Dell moved to East Wenatchee in 1992, to be near an only son and family. Dell joined and attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, located at 327 Palouse Street in Wenatchee. Dell is remembered by friends and family for her dry sense of humor, humility, and her ability to bridge the differences of those around her and bring them together. As members of the “Greatest Generation,” Dell and Al would never have claimed that title.
Dell and Al are survived by children, Tom and Sarah Treat; their grandchildren, Angelle Hosh, Matt and Sheri Treat, and Jill and Tom Miller; and six great-grandchildren by age are Shannon Treat, Alaina Miller, Savannah Miller, Kaden Treat, Zoey Miller and Austin Miller.
Dell’s Funeral Service was conducted by Pastor Mark Hein at the Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum in East Wenatchee on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Memorials offered will be designated for St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Telford’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of funeral arrangements.