Jean Anne Jolliffe Trevillyan of Torrance peacefully passed away in her sleep May 20, 2012 while visiting family in Virginia. She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin Jenkins Trevillyan. She was also preceded in death by her son Teddy; her parents Ted and Anne Jolliffe; her three brothers Ted, Joel and Richard; and Susie Jolliffe. She is survived by her children: Linda (Trey) Lyell of Richmond, VA; Ed (Christine) Trevillyan of Charleston, SC; Anne (Dennis) McCormick of Manhattan Beach, CA; Angie (Damien) Watters of Torrance, CA; and Debbie (Jim) Orband of Yorktown, VA; her 14 grandchildren Tara, Jordan, Shannon, Damien, Katie, Annie, Austin, Nick, Ian, Olivia, Pearce, Christy, Tony, and Laura, and an assortment of grandpets. She was born on May 12, 1936 in Dickinson, North Dakota. A long-time resident of Los Angeles, she had resided in both Arizona and Virginia. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Los Angeles, the class of 1953 (a green tie). A favorite Aunt to many nieces and nephews, and a regular companion to many friends at many local favorite restaurants. She was also an active volunteer at the Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance, CA. A rosary and mass will be Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:00 a.m. at American Martyrs Church, 624 15th Street, Manhattan Beach. Burial following at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Pregnancy Help Center, 1311 Crenshaw Blvd, Suite A, Torrance, CA 90501. She will be forever missed. In honor of Mom, feel free to wear your favorite black sunglasses. "We love you more Grandma."

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  1. I remember your ‘taco nights’. I will miss you so very much. You are always in my heart. Say hi to mom for me. Love you, Judy

  2. Jean was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful mother-in-law, a fantastic mother to her own childeren, and the BEST Grandma to my Boys Damien Jr. & Austin, and to all her grandchildren. Jean you are now with God and your husband ED. We will miss you and we love you.. R.I.P. Jean..

  3. Mrs Trevillyan was so sweet to my mother when she was suffering from cancer years ago – her children that I knew in school were a testament to her loving and caring ways. Your memories of her will stay with you always and will help to lighten your grief stricken hearts~

  4. Ed – I know our Lord has opened His arms to your mother. God bless you and your loved ones!

  5. The Hartley’s are praying for you Jean. Say hi to Alicia Lenore. Ladies share the white wine.

  6. My best friend forever, I’ll miss you terribly. Now you’ll be with your darling Ed. You always took flowers for me to my mother’s burial site at Holy Cross when I wasn’t able, I could never thank you enough for that, but it was just like you, so caring. please tell her I love her, and save some of that love for you. Anne and Dan

  7. Linda, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I know your faith and family will provide strength. Thoughts and prayers. John

  8. To a truly classy lady. I will dearly miss our three month dental hygiene visits. I always looked forward to your appt. just to visit with you. lovingly, Your dental hygienist, Gigi

  9. I remember being with Momma Jean and Linda hanging in the basement with our friend Maureen White and Linda’s cousins who lived with them. We went to school together at St. Edwards. Love and miss you guys!!! My number is 804-330-4766 if you would like to catch up.

  10. So terribly sorry to hear of Jean Anne’s passing. What a beautiful lady. I always looked forward to her Christmas card full of love every year. Although we didn’t spend much time together, she will always have a special place in my heart. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

  11. We will miss Jean. She was a beloved friend – always there with a smile and a witty comment. As a member of our Senior Exercise class, she met many friends and was always warm and welcoming to everyone who joined us. Her warmth and caring endeared her to all of us. I send condolences to her family and all who loved her.

  12. Dear Family, You were ALL blessed to have such a loving Mother. I was lucky to know her and your Dad for too short a time. Two of the greatest and most generous people I know. The apples do not fall far from the tree…God’s blessings to each of you!

  13. Jean was 1 of only 2 really best friends that my mother, Joan Atkinson, had. This dated back to the 70’s, before she and Ed moved to Torrance. I’m so sorry to read of her passing and grateful that she brought my mom so many laughs. When I went to Torrance with my dad to visit his cousin, Buddy (Venona) Cato, in 1982, I was determined to look her and Ed up while I was there. When I said their names, as who I wanted to contact while out there, Buddy’s son Will told him that it sounded like I was describing the family who lived across the street from them! Oddly enough it was, and I was able to just walk across the street to see them! Nothing will ever beat the irony of that, and was the last time I saw them. Hold the wonderful memories close, and I will keep you all in my prayers.

  14. I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. The loss of someone close is difficult to bear but may it comfort you to know that others care. I have found great encouragement when reading the beautiful words penned in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8 ” He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces.” May this promise also comfort you in this difficult time.

  15. I have fond memories of your mother and her vivaciousness even though I have not seen her in a lot of years. My condolences to the family. T

  16. So sorry to read about Jean. We had excercise classes together for many years and were very like-minded in politics. Last time I ran into her was in the parking lot at Ralph’s Market. We talked about needing to get back to exercise. Love and Prayers to you all!! She was a great lady!! Janice Stellino

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