SOUTH PORTLAND — Trena Jean Pinkham, 49, of South Portland, died May 3 at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by her family, after a four-year battle with cancer.
She was born in Portland, a daughter of Jack L. and Marlene L. Martz Cribby Sr. She attended local schools and was a 1982 graduate of South Portland High School.
Pinkham studied hairdressing and cosmetology at Pierre’s Beauty School in Portland. She worked as a hairdresser for several years and operated her own shop. She later made a career change and became a certified nursing assistant. Her last position was with Maine Medical Center, retiring in 2010 due to her failing health.
On Sept. 8, 2005, she married Bill Pinkham.
She was an outgoing person, and a member of the Portland Eagles Club. She enjoyed boating and gardening, and loved spending time with her grandchildren, which she did almost every day.
She was predeceased by her father in 1998, brother Jack Cribby Jr. in 1979, and a son, Brent E. Dudley, in 2010.
Survivors include her husband Bill Pinkham, of South Portland; her mother, Marlene Cribby, of South Portland; daughter Fawn Marie Dudley, of South Portland; sister Lorena J. Cribby, of South Portland; stepdaughter Brandy Lee Pinkham, of Oakland; stepson Herbert Pinkham III, of Portland; and three grandchildren, Geovanni Mayorquin, Bentley Mayorquin and Asher Pinkham.
The family would like to thank VNA and the staff of the Gibson Wing at Maine Medical Center for their kindness and compassion.
A funeral service was held Tuesday at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, in South Portland. Private burial was at New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
Those desiring may make donations to the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, ME 04106.