Carl Adrian Trumbly


Posted: Friday, September 17, 2004

Former Alaska resident Carl Adrian Trumbly died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Royale Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center in Oregon. He was 80.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 17, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Grants Pass, Ore. Father Casmir Omyegwara will officiate.

Mr. Trumbly was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Grants Pass. In 1942, he graduated from Wolf Creek High School. He joined the SeaBees in 1943 and the U.S. Navy in 1948. In 1948, he met Dorothy Louise McGhee in Wolf Creek, Ore., and they were married June 18, 1950, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

In 1967, Mr. Trumbly retired from the Navy after more than 21 years of service. In 1969, he moved to Anchorage, where he worked for the Civil Service. While in Alaska, he obtained his private pilot's license and also owned and operated Cook Inlet Leasing Inc. In 1977, he returned to Grants Pass until 1998, when he moved to Soldotna. He again returned to Grants Pass in 2001.

Mr. Trumbly was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and helping people.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years; three brothers; and six sisters.

He is survived by his daughters, Leesan D.L. Trumbly of Grants Pass and Carla A. Wolford of West Linn, Ore.; sister, Josephine A. Carter of Fresno, Calif.; brother, William Everette Trumbley of Fresno; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Remembrances may be made to St. Anne Catholic School, 1131 N.E. 10th St., Grants Pass, OR 97526.

Arrangements were made by Southern Oregon Cremation Services.

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