Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Martha Jane (Janie Edwards) Wren


Jane Wren, 89, of Denver passed away on September 20, 2014. A memorial service, “Tutu’s Aloha” will be held at 11am on Monday, September 29, 2014 in the Chapel of Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222 with the Rev. Dr. John Bell and Rev. Dr. Cynthia Cearley officiating, A private family burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.  Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery of Denver is in charge of arrangements. Hawaiian attire is optional. There will be a public viewing on the day before, Sunday 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Crown Hill Mortuary located at 7777 W 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

Martha Jane “Janie” Edwards Wren was born in Cave Springs, Arkansas on July 21, 1925 unto Fitzhugh Lee and Myrtle “Myrna” (Glass) Edwards.

Jane grew up in Amarillo TX, graduating from Amarillo High in 1943. She participated in various school activities including cheerleading and she was crowned “Queen of Amarillo High” in 1943 and later voted Most Popular.  It was while in high school she met her sweetheart John (J.E.) Edgar Wren. They were married on March 16, 1944 in the parsonage of First Baptist Church in Amarillo.

They moved to Loveland in 1949 to start J.E.’s new business, Western Merchants Wholesale Co.. Then in 1950 they moved their home and business to Denver. They were blessed with three sons, John Scott, Randy Mack and Jay Robin. J.E. passed away on November 15, 1979.

Jane was a homemaker who loved caring for her husband, their children and their home. She was a wonderful cook and while she enjoyed bowling, bridge and various games, her true love was golf. She was a longstanding member of the Ladies Golf Association at Pinehurst Country Club and the El Jebel Shriners Sand Blasters Golf Club. Jane especially loved to travel to various places but her favorite was Hawaii. She was affectionately called “Tutu” by her grandchildren, which means Grandmother in Hawaiian.  Jane was a member of Wellshire Presbyterian Church.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter in law, Mary Colleen Kenefick Wren, two grandchildren Jason Christopher Wren and Victoria Jane Wren, a brother Scott M. Edwards, Sr., her stepfather Mack D. Quarles and her close personal and family friend Ernie Snell.

Survivors include her sons, John Scott, Randy Mack and Jay Robin Wren all of Denver, her grandchildren, Regan Jane Wren Hall and her husband Tim of Denver, Brooke Elizabeth Wren Sisan and her husband Ned of Houston, TX John Thomas Wren, Allie Eliza Wren and Kathleen Jean “Katie” Wren Petcock and her husband William, all of Denver, her great grandchildren, Joshua and Monica Hall of Denver and Tyler and Jeffrey Sisan of Houston, TX, six nieces Sue Soltis of New Braunfels, TX, Karla Kay Mullins, Joan Carder, Ginger Rowell and June Miller all of Amarillo, TX, Betty Brashor of Carrollton, TX, two nephews Scott M. Edwards, Jr. of Amarillo, TX, Jack Barnwall of Las Vegas, NV, one great nephew David McCune and a great niece Kim McCune Jackson, one great-great nephew Dawson, two great-great- nieces Jennifer and Maddie , one great- great-great nephew A.J. and a great-great-great niece Sadie.

The family suggests memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society, Porter Hospice,  Al-Anon, or Wellshire Presbyterian Church.