Natalie Jean Trimble (nee’ Benda) died July 31, 2013. She was born November 5, 1927 and grew up in Centerville, Iowa with her brother, William. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1949. Her study to be a dietician took her to Boston where she met and married Russell F. Trimble in 1950. She raised three children, Kirsten, Carol, and Margaret while supporting organizations such as the League of Women Voters, the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, Girl Scouts, and the U.S. Pony Club, among others. She also served on the Jackson County Board of Review and was elected to and served on the Jackson County Board for 18 years. Her parents, Harold and Zelma Benda (nee’ Callen), predeceased her. Natalie’s husband, Russell, and her daughters treasure fond memories of the intelligent and intrepid spirit who enjoyed her circle of book and bridge group friends as well as fellow Unitarians. They treasure her thoughtful comments, wonderful baking (who could forget the famous Dobos Torte!), and great meals. A memorial service will be held Monday, September 16, at 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Natalie’s name be made to the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, Heifer International, or other groups in which she served.
Services for Mrs. Trimble have been entrusted to Huffman~Harker~Walker Funeral Home of Carbondale, Illinois.