Carl Andrew Trehus, 55, of Grapevine died Wednesday, May 26, at Harris Methodist Hospital HEB, following a 30-hour hospital stay.
Born May 3, 1955 in Broken Arrow, Okla., Trehus had been a Grapevine resident for the last 30 years. He received his J.D. degree from Oklahoma State University and became a licensed attorney in 1982. He served as in-house counsel for Anthem Insurance for many years before he retired.
Trehus was extremely active in his community and as a volunteer. He volunteered for the Grapevine Citizens Fire Academy, the Colleyville Garden Club and the Rainbow Garden Club. He became a Texas master gardener in 2007.
Trehus was also very active in raising and show dogs, and judging. He was a former president of Bluebonnet Yorkshire Terrier Club and a former executive for the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America. And he was a vintage car collector and past member of the North Texas Cadillac LaSalle Club. He will be greatly missed and leave a large void in the life of hundreds of close friends who have known him and loved him.
Trehus is survived by his life partner of 26 years, Todd Zaunbrecker; his parents, Merlin and Linda Trehus of Keller; his brother, Paul Trehus of Littleton, Colo.; his sisters, Ellen Malone of Argyle Wendy Trehus of Boyd; and several nieces and nephews.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Lucas Funeral Home, 700 West Wall St. in Grapevine.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 28, 2010.