Martha “Jane” Wren
Martha ‘Jane’ Wren – 1925 – 2014
Martha “Jane” Wren
Jane Wren, 89, of Denver died on Sept. 20. 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, Texas, 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. died on Nov. 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, John Thomas Wren, Allie Eliza Wren and Kathleen Jean “Katie” Wren Petock and her husband William, all of Denver, her great grandchildren, Joshua and Monica Hall of Denver and Tyler and Jeffrey Sisan of Houston, Texas, six nieces Sue Soltis of New Braunfels, Texas, Karla Kay Mullins, Joan Carder, Ginger Rowell and June Miller all of Amarillo, Texas, Betty Brashor of Carrollton, Texas, two nephews Scott M. Edwards, Jr. of Amarillo, Texas, Jack Barnwall of Las Vegas, 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.
A memorial service, “Tutu’s Aloha” was held on Sept. 29 in the Chapel of Wellshire Presbyterian Church. A private family burial was at Crown Hill Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society, Porter Hospice Al-Anon.
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