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“We will miss Jo very much. We always tried to time or visits to the restauarant to "catch" her there. She and I would see each other out and about...Read More »
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“Jo was an outstanding lady who always made us feel like family, rather than customers during all the Friday nights we were with her and George for...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: John & Maryanne Goelze - WA

“George and family. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. "Jo" will be remembered as a gracious lady with a ready smile. God needed another smiling...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Mary White


Doris B. Trejo Trejo, Doris Bemis 85 January 14, 1927, April 21, 2012. Doris "Jo" Trejo passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Jo was born in Merced Township, CA. to Clyde Horace and Nell Cayce Bemis. She attended grade school and high school in Le Grand, CA. Following high school graduation she attended College of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. Jo married George P. Trejo, her love and life long partner, in 1972. They moved to Vancouver, WA in 1978, where they owned and operated the Casa Grande restaurant on Main Street for 30 years. Jo and George were very active in the Downtown Vancouver Association and Jo was named "Clark County Business Woman of the Year" in 1979. Jo had two children from her first marriage, Mindy Clark of Portland, OR and Timothy Clark of Destin, FL. When Jo and George married, George's two children, George P. Trejo, Jr., of Mercer Island, WA, and Georgia Trejo Locher, of Burien, WA, became an important part of her life. Jo has seven grandchildren: Taryn Kruger, George Trejo, III, Marcos Trejo, Venessa Locher, Ross Locher, Jonny Locher, and Jessica Clark. Jo was a remarkable gourmet cook, seamstress and stained glass artist. Jo and George shared a love of stained glass and worked together on many projects that adorned their restaurant. Following their retirement, they continued work on shared projects and hobbies. Jo's open heart and welcoming smile made her many friends over the years. She loved being a mother and a grandmother. Jo is survived by her husband, four children and seven grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on May 19, 2012, at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main Street, in Vancouver, WA.

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