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ELIZABETH REITER TRUPP

ELIZABETH REITER TRUPP

Elizabeth “Betty” Reiter Trupp, 88, of Sunnyside died Thursday, March 18, 2004.

Elizabeth Reiter Trupp was born Oct. 15, 1915 in Laurel, Mont. to Johann Jakob and Katherina Margaretha (Reiter) Reiter. On Dec. 1, 1935 she married Daniel Trupp in Loveland, Colo. They lived in Englewood, Colo., where Daniel worked at General Ironworks until 1944, when they moved to Berthoud, Colo. In Berthoud, they rented a farm and Elizabeth worked for Swift and Company.

In 1946 they moved to Sunnyside, where they purchased a farm on Arrowsmith Road. Elizabeth worked for the Sunnyside Cannery. They purchased a farm in the Prosser area in 1958. In 1960 they purchased their farm on Washout Road in Sunnyside and continued to live there until 1998, when they moved to Grandview.

She is survived by her son, Gerald W. Trupp and wife, Rosa Lee (Osborn), of Grandview; her grandson, Gaven W. Trupp of Yakima; and granddaughter, Dana Lynn Trupp Hobbs (Samuel) of Sunnyside. She is also survived by her great-grandsons, Tyler Wayne Klages of Kennewick and Camron Nicholas Trupp of Prosser; three step-grandchildren, Fallon Disselbrett of Prosser, Miranda Hobbs of Bend, Ore. and Ryan Hobbs of Houston, Texas; her sister, Rose Deines of Laurel; her nieces, Donna Leuthold and Rozetta Hauf of Billings, Mont.; and her brother-in-law, Adolph Trupp of Grandview.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Trupp; her mother and father; her sisters, Catherine Gettman and Marie Batt; her brothers, Victor Reiter, Alexander “Dick” Reiter and Jakob “Jack” Reiter; brothers-in-law, Joseph Gettman, Jakob Batt and Harry Deines; and sisters-in-law, Margaret (Jakob) Reiter and Katherine (Alexander) Reiter.

Betty will be fondly remembered by all that knew and loved her. She was “NANA” to all of us. Her quick wit and infectious laughter will “RING” joyfully in our hearts forever. Of most importance in her life, her family, her church and God.

She joined the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in 1946 and continued to be an active member until her death. She was a Sunday school teacher, a Deaconess, a member of the “Cutters” and sang in the church choir for more than 30 years.

She and “Papa” enjoyed traveling and entertaining guests, especially in her kitchen.

“Nana” was a wonderful cook and all that were fortunate enough to be invited for a meal (and they were many) will attest to that claim.

Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren will always remember the happy moments spent with “Nana” and “Papa”. Elizabeth loved for all of them to come over to be entertained by “Nana” and “Papa”. Though, we have all always suspected it was the other way around.

Elizabeth’s family extends their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Dennis and Cherylyn Stricklin and their caring staff at Just Like Home, Sunnyside.

Services will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association in Elizabeth and Daniel Trupp’s names, in care of: Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter, 601 W. Maxwell, Suite #4, Spokane, WA 99201.

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