Ann Tremaine “We made a deal almost fifty eight years ago, that included the words ’til death do us part’. And that’s what it took”. Ann Kafoury Tremaine was born in Eugene, Oregon, September thirteenth, 1929 to Allen and Georgina (Queenie) Kafoury. She passed away October 10, 2009 at home in University Place, WA. after a short battle with an incurable, inoperable cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Barbara Smith. She attended Beaumont grade school and Grant High School in Portland, OR. She started playing the violin at the age of nine, and would line her dolls up to teach and play for them. She was one of the youngest members of the Portland Junior Symphony. She met her husband Norm when she was a freshman at the University of Oregon. They were married November 16, 1951, after Ann graduated with a degree in Violin Performance. Later she got her Masters from the University of Washington. Ann was a member of the sixteen girl Little Chamber Orchestra of Portland which concertized in Europe in 1955 and again in 1957. The Tremaine’s have two daughters, Kathryn Wilson from Tacoma and Diane Kogle (Jeffrey) from Minneapolis. The Tremaine’s have five grandchildren. Ann has a younger sister, Dysa KafouryE(Dessa). Ann taught music at Pacific Lutheran University for nearly thirty years and was Concertmaster of the Tacoma Symphony for nearly thirty years. Ann was an active member of Mu Phi Epsilon (music honorary) PEO, her church and Partners of Lakewood Rotary. In 1967 Ann met her idol and mentor, Jascha Heifetz, world renowned violinist. He and our family became close friends for fifteen years, until his death. Ann and Norm went on several trips with him. A memorial service will be held at The Little Church on the Prairie, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 24 in Lakewood, Washington (Tacoma). Some remarks made by former students and colleagues reflect Ann’s influence: “It’s been 34 years since my last private lesson, but in that time I’ve been practicing the things you taught me.” “It’s hard to imagine losing Ann. She’s such a model of graciousness, generosity and musical excellence. The life lessons she taught me were as important to me as what I learned from her as a violinist.” Contributions may be made to Franciscan Hospice, PLUEMusic Department, or the Little Church on the Prairie.