Mary “Elnora” DuRoss Trimmer Nov. 25, 1922 - Dec. 30, 2013

Mary “Elnora” DuRoss Trimmer, 91, of Amarillo, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in Amarillo. Graveside services were held Thursday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2014 in Littlefield Memorial Park, with Rev. Dr. Murray Gossett of First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo, officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia, Amarillo. Elnora was born in Kopperl, Texas to John Franklin and Ola Estelle DuRoss. She graduated from Paint Creek High School in Haskell County. She met the love of her life, Ed Trimmer during high school and they were married Aug. 10, 1941 in Haskell. Ed served in the United States Army Air Corp and the family moved to Portland, Ore., Amarillo, Littlefield and back to Haskell, before settling back in Littlefield. Elnora went to work for GTE in 1952 and started a career that would span 32 years. She held positions first as operator, then traffic supervisor, and finally operator services manager. She worked hard and excelled in her career. Elnora was active in the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and “We, the Women” of Littlefield. She was proud of her community and served in many capacities, but nothing could compare to the devotion and love that she had for her Lord and her family. Elnora’s life revolved around the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She served Jesus faithfully and set a strong example for her family to follow. Elnora always thought of others before herself. Ed and Elnora moved to Amarillo in 1999 to be closer to family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Trimmer, in April 2001. Elnora is survived by her two children, a son, Eddie Trimmer and wife, Jackie, of Willow, Alaska and Sylvia Goldston and husband, James, of Amarillo; her seven grandchildren, Blake Goldston of Amarillo, Wade Goldston of Amarillo, Letitia Meeks of Alaska, Mark Goldston of Amarillo, Kelsey Trimmer and wife, Stephanie, Linsey Trimmer and McKenzie Trimmer all of Alaska; her five great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Mykal, Hampton, Hannah, and Griffin. “Mamaw was with us for so long not only to be a blessing, but to set an example.” The family suggests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association, or the Paralyzed Veteran’s Association.
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