Obituary for Marie Trunnell
Marie Grace Trunnell was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 23, 1922, to Harrison and Ethyl Stark and shared life with her younger sister, Carol. As a Rainbow girl in Chicago, she met the love of her life Gordon (Gordy) Trunnell and they were married on February 0, 1942. Following Gordy’s military service and time in Guada Canale in the South Pacific, they settled in Chicago, IL., having two boys - Jim and Tom.
Marie convinced Gordy to buy a boat and shared a love of spending leisure time on or near the water with her familly. They raised their boys in Western Springs, IL, spending summers on the boats they owned in Pistakee Bay, Three Rivers and Burnham Harbor. Over the years, Marie and Gordy moved from Illinois to Indiana, Colorado and on to Florida where they retired, living on the intercoastal waterway. She loved her time with Jim, his wife Kathy and sons Tanner and Greg, in Florida.
Following Gordy’s death in 2001, Marie moved from St. Augustine, FL to Broomfield, Colorado to enjoy her recent years with Tom, his wife Sharen, daughters, Lauren and Brittany and their spouses Eric and Tim. She was an active member of her beloved community, Gate and Green. Marie enjoyed time as a seamstress and was still sewing and doing alterations at age 94. She was active as a Red Hatter, playing cards and volunteering in her community. She will be missed by all who knew her helpful spirit, her quick wit and exuberant love of life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marie's name may be made to the American Brain Foundation. Marie suffered from Trigeminal Nueralgia, also known as Tick Doulouruex. People who have this condition say the pain might feel like an electric shock, and it can sometimes be intense. This is what ultimately brought Marie to her untimely end. Your tax-deductible donation to this little-known cause will make a difference in the lives of the one in six people affected by similar brain disorders. Thanks to a generous matching gift, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar!
Please visit americanbraindonation.org
Life Story for Marie Trunnell
Marie was a life force, loved and respected by all who knew her. We hope you can join us to remember and celebrate her long and beautiful life. We will be casually dressed in her style of bright colors that will 'give a nod' to her life as she lived it....fun and fashionable.