Longtime Alaska resident June Alice Trimmingham died of natural causes Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at her home in Hope. She was 80.
A memorial service was held Oct. 25 in Hope. Her son Guy Adams delivered the eulogy; the service was officiated by her daughter, the Rev. Jan Adams. She was buried at the Hope Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 3, 1920, in International Falls, Minn., to Stanley and Marion Thompson.
She arrived in Alaska by steamship in 1943, while the black period of World War II was in effect. This was during the time special entry papers were required to enter into Alaska. She made her residence in Anchorage.
While in Anchorage, she worked as a waitress at the Westward Hotel. She also was a cocktail waitress. She worked at a neon sign shop and she also was a blue print operator working for District Engineers on Elmendorf Air Force Base.
In 1953 she met and married William (Bill) Trimmingham. They continued to live in Anchorage until 1959 when they began setting up a home in Hope.
"She was truly a unique individual touching every life she met, whether it be four-legged or two- legged. She always had a very tender place in her heart for all animals. Mrs. Trimmingham loved to watch the sun shining on the mountains through the trees. Her love for every growing thing be it tree, shrub or plant was immense. Bird watching was her favorite pastime. She also enjoyed berry picking, gardening, fishing, canning and putting food up. She also like to be prepared for hard times. We will all miss her greatly," the family said.
She is survived by her best friend and husband, William (Bill) Trimmingham, of Hope; daughter and son-in-law, Janice (Jan) and Jack Adams, of Anchorage; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and June Krohn, of Hope, and Guy and Laura Trimmingham, of Soldotna; grandchildren, Van Lausterer, of Anchorage, Teri Lausterer, of Kirkland, Wash., Geri Lausterer-Harrison and companion Tony Pearse, of Soldotna, Farrar Trimmingham-Startz and husband Steve, of Fairbanks; great-grandchildren, AJ Harrison, of Aurora, Mo., Shay and Bree Harrison, of Soldotna, and Monique Krohn, of Colorado; nephew Stag Thompson and many special friends.
Donations may be made in her memory to the S.P.C.A of the Kenai Peninsula, P.O. Box 4243 Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.
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