Elaine Trimble, 93, of Hereford, Ore., died August 17, 2015, at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton, Ore. A Celebration of Elaine’s Life and reception will be held at the Baker City Christian Church Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 11:00 a.m.
Elaine Nina Eddy was born on August 21, 1921 to George and Lucy (Woodcock) Eddy in Baker, Ore., at the Providence Hospital. Elaine was the third oldest in a family of 11 children. Her first home was on Fish Creek, close to
Ironside, Ore., then the family moved to the George Eddy Homestead on Grouse Creek before they bought the Old Miller Place on Willow Creek. Elaine’s high school years were spent boarding out. She attended Ontario and Vale high schools, graduating in 1938 from Vale Union High School.
Elaine met Arthur (Pat) Trimble, a lifetime Hereford rancher, and they were married in Weiser, Idaho, November 13, 1939. They raised their two daughters, Bev and Patti, on the family ranch in Hereford which was homesteaded by Pat’s grandfather, John Trimble, in 1884. After Pat’s death in 1995, Elaine remained on the ranch until just 3 weeks before her death.
Elaine was involved with the 4-H beef program for years and was a 4-H cooking leader for 17 years, she was a member of the Burnt River Home Extension, a charter member of the Burnt River Community Church Board, a member of the Baker City Christian Church, a lifetime member of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, a charter member of the Hereford Community Center, a member of the Hereford 3H Ladies Club and she volunteered for the Hereford Election Board for 20 years and the St. Elizabeth Community Hospital Auxiliary for 19 years. A highlight of her life was being selected Grand Marshall of the Bull Run Parade in August 2005.
Elaine is survived by brothers Edward Eddy and Nick Eddy and wife, Susie; daughters Bev Duby and husband Allen, and Patti Clark and husband Dean; grandchildren Skeeter Duby and fiancé Margaret Reeves, Travis Duby and wife Jill, Mandie Campbell and husband Marty, and Tammi Coleman and husband Casey; great-grandchildren Hunter Coleman, Jason, Taylor and Steve Duby, Tayton, Hannah and Raegan Duby, and Parker and Crae Campbell; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hereford Community Hall or the Burnt River Community Church through Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.