Trevelene O. Coyle

Trevelene O. Coyle

April 2, 1943 – February 22, 2023

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: Friday, March 3rd at 11am at the West Center Chapel.


Trevelene Coyle, age 79, of Papillion, NE, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Treve was born on April 2, 1943, at Pumpkin Center in Oklahoma.  She grew up as the youngest sibling of Johnell and Edgelene Hardy just outside of Lawton, Oklahoma. She spent much time playing piano at church and being a champion for her nieces and nephews.  She graduated from Central High School, where she developed lifelong friendships. After high school, Treve lived in North Carolina, where she supported the children of the local school and church. Later she became part of the Air Force family and lived in multiple states as well as Japan, eventually settling in Papillion, NE.

In 1984, she started a job at TRW, now known as Northrop Grumman, not knowing it would become a prideful career and supportive family. Treve was driven to grow within her profession – she started in a time where typing over 100 words a minute was the focus and then adapted time and time again to master Microsoft Office products like no one else in the office, manage a complex electronic document control process and organize large-scale proposals. Treve was known for her “get it done” approach. She would often say, “let’s knock this out.” While she achieved many successes throughout her 25-year career, what she cherished the most were the relationships that were built.

As she started her career, she also became very active in the non-profit organization Beginning Experience for separated, divorced, and widowed persons. After realizing the impact it made on her own life and the reconnection with her faith, she wanted to provide the same guidance to others and become a part of the BE family. She strived to make a positive and everlasting impression on other group members. She was a group leader and minister for years and later supported the group in other ways. The friends she met remained throughout her life.

Treve intensely loved her children and grandchildren and was extremely proud of them. She enjoyed sharing their daily happenings with others – all that would listen.  Treve was a special grandma (GMA). She was devoted to attending all school and sporting events, as well as frequent family gatherings. You know GMA Coyle was in the stands by the frequent “Way to Go” shouts of encouragement to not only the grandchild playing that day but to all their teammates as well.  She would drop anything she was doing to help any of her grandkids – anything from picking up missed cleats to bringing them homemade soup when under the weather to providing a quick ride to hang out with friends. Each week would start with a call to Cheryl and a call to Greg asking, “What do we have going on for the week?”.  Treve was committed and involved in all of their lives.

Treve enjoyed staying active. She spent time sewing quilts and chill chasers to give to others, cooking the best biscuits and gravy, nightly calls with her brother, trips to visit and help out-of-town family, watching OU football and softball, listening to Sandy Patti and Vince Gill, making and canning jelly, giving advice only she could give, telling the best stories, reading Vince Flynn books and playing countless hours of dominos.  Treve put passion into everything she did.

Treve will be remembered by her children, Cheryl Friedenbach and Greg Coyle; and grandchildren: Tanner Friedenbach, Bryston Coyle, Blake Friedenbach (Lacie), Cole Friedenbach, and Mckenzie Coyle.



  • Michael William Bibler Posted February 25, 2023 6:52 pm

    My sincere condolences to the entire family.

  • Brian Gleason Posted February 27, 2023 6:16 am

    Prayers to you and your family. Sorry to hear of her passing. I worked with Treve for five years in the late 1990’s. Happy to hear that she has a full life with a caring family.

  • Christopher Mundt Posted February 27, 2023 9:18 am

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family. She was a wonderful lady and my family was blessed to know her.

  • Steve Flagg Posted February 27, 2023 12:35 pm

    Sincere condolences for your loss. I have fond memories of Treve through work. Praying for peace and comfort as the family navigates this part of the journey.

  • Michelle Sharpe Posted February 27, 2023 2:27 pm

    You will be missed Treve for sure so many memories and laughs. You were the best mom and grandma anyone could ever ask for.

  • Bow Bolubasz Posted February 28, 2023 3:13 pm

    My families sincere condolences to Greg, Cheryl, and the grandchildren. Your mother was a bundle of joy. A sweet lady to talk with and enjoyed the gatherings. Treve, you will be missed dearly!

  • Gary F Friedenbach Posted March 2, 2023 3:16 pm

    My sincere condolences to the entire family. Treve will be missed by everyone.

    Gary F. Friedenbach

  • Lila cockrell Posted March 3, 2023 2:04 pm

    She was a precious aunt to my husband and a dear friend to me. We enjoy the quilt she made for him everyday.

  • Jimmie Coyle Posted March 3, 2023 11:12 pm

    Treve was a wonderful person and true friend. Extremely sorry to hear about her leaving us so soon. I do know that she had a tremendous amount of faith and strongly believe that she now resides in a room prepared just for her by her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. My deepest sympathies to Cheryl, Greg, Tanner, Bryston, Blake & Lacie, Cole and McKenzie.

  • Brittainy Killian Posted March 7, 2023 9:26 pm

    I am so sorry. She was great person.She got me and my daughter through alot when my father her cousin Larry Killian passed away. She will be missed.

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