Sarah Marden Trebilcock, 22, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, from injuries suffered in a rollover.
Born January 16, 1991 in Marietta, Georgia, to Dr. Peggy Trebilcock, she entered the world singing, and never stopped.
Like her mother Peggy, she was gifted with an incredible voice, and she shared that gift with everyone. Her Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church friends first noted her talent in the Christmas play when she was in 5th grade. It was a singing part and she played the role of a spoiled little girl wanting everything in the store. It proved to be typecasting, as she became a "professional" shopper. At the end of the play, the little girl learned the true meaning of Christmas. Giving is better. Sarah was the same way. If someone complimented her clothes or jewelry, she gave it to them. She was an organ donor ... giving right to the very end. Two blind people will be able to see, thanks to Sarah's beautiful blue eyes.
When she was a freshman in high school, she took first in the state solo competition. No freshman had ever won that before. Her 5'111/2-inch gorgeous model body wearing 4-inch heels could belt out a tune like someone much older and much more experienced. She never used sheet music when she performed because she always memorized everything. When she performed "The Sound of Music," her voice was so rich that audience members thought they'd brought in a college student to help with the high school play.
Sarah and her Mom loved to hit the road in spur-of-the-moment trips. It was not unusual for Peggy to call Sarah and say, "Meet me at the airport." Off they'd go to San Francisco, or Toronto, or Denver. They went to Hawaii, Nova Scotia and Niagara Falls. They traveled without plans. There were a lot of trips to San Diego to the heart specialists.
Sarah suffered from some tough health problems. She was born with a congenital heart problem ... and had her first open heart surgery at six days old. She endured so many surgeries and close calls. Because she never knew for sure what might happen, she lived every day to the max. In fact, her friends and family believe she crammed more 'life' into 22 years than most people do in 60.
Sarah loved music, writing, art and traveling.
Two summers she went on the Sierra Service Mission trip with the Methodist youth working in the soup kitchens of east L.A. and Pendleton. Her infectious laugh and brilliant smile brightened the days of those she served.
Sarah leaves behind her mother and best friend, Dr. Peggy Trebilcock; her aunt, Carolyn (Jerry) Kennedy; and her father, Mark Rollins Marden of Canton, Georgia. She also leaves behind her new puppy, Tootsie, a one-pound Chihuahua she purchased three days before she died.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church. Sarah's family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the church. Family is under the care of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Fund, 168 S. University, Blackfoot, ID 83221; or The
, 270 S. Orchard Suite B, Boise, ID 83705.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The world will miss this beautiful girl with a heart the size of heaven.