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 Kaye Don Treese

Kaye Don Treese

Death 7 Mar 2017
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 177503451 · View Source
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The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, 16 March 2017
TREESE, Kaye Don 85, passed away on March 7, 2017 after a long battle with cancer surrounded at home by his loving wife and four children.

He was survived by his "blue-eyed Swedish angel" Carole (Bengson) Treese, who he had been married to for 60 years, after only a six month courtship.

He is survived by his children, Karl Treese (Melinda), Jill Walker (Steve), John Treese (Valerie), and Kim Barton (Blake); seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Kaye and his family enjoyed vacationing in the White Mountains.

Kaye and Carole moved to Tucson in 1957 from Chicago to work at Hughes Aircraft Company. After 25 years of holding various operational and management positions, he was transferred to Santa Barbara Research Center in 1980. He retired from Hughes in 1988 to pursue an industrial engineering consulting business which he ran for 25 years.

Kaye and Carole returned to Tucson in 1997 to enjoy a partial retirement and to pursue hobbies such as model railroading, hunting, fishing, NASCAR, photography, and supporting local jazz music. In 2006, Kaye took on a volunteer project to form the Tanque Verde Valley Fire District.

All his life Kaye was a strong proponent of education. He earned his B.A. from the University of Arizona, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Beverly Hills. He was also a registered Professional Engineer. All of his children also earned their college degrees.

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for the excellent care they provided for Kaye.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts/Music Dept., P.O. Box 21004, Tucson, AZ, 85721 to support the production of Jazz Week. There will be a private memorial service.



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