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Ouida (Trank) Hull Obituary

Ouida Trank, 89, of Reno, NV, went to be with her Savior on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. She was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Houston, TX, to James Lemonn and Myrtle (Curry) Trank.

Her parents named her after the popular child prodigy writer and artist whose pen name was simply "Ouida". Interestingly, Ouida Hull became an artist and writer, using her artistic and design gifts in many forms.

A WWII bride, Ouida married John J. Koss, a young co-pilot/navigator in the US Army Air Force. Together they had three daughters: Paula Peterson of Lawton, OK, Marla Koss of Alameda, CA, and Pamela Boyd of Sparks, NV.

Ouida later married Norman Hull of Sacramento, CA. Their mutual love of travel and painting drew them to the great museums of Europe. A quest for beauty in the United States led them to tour our National Parks. The two were together in art as they were in life. In property management, they relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area to Gridley, CA.

After Norm passed away, Ouida remained in Gridley for 25 years. She was a member of Gridley First Baptist Church and worked for many years at Mallard Mini Storage. Ouida recently relocated to Reno to live near her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, James; Burgess; and Ralph (who was killed in the Pacific during WWII).

Ouida is survived by her daughters; son-in-law David; grandchildren: Zachary (Erika Cervantes) Peterson of Lawton, OK; Quincey (Scott) Deem of Altus, OK; and Kirstin Stellmaker of Reno, NV. Also surviving are Ouida's great-grandchildren: Bella Calise of Altus, OK, Abbagael and Bailey Peterson of Lawton, OK; one niece; one nephew; and many dear friends.

Donations may be made to the Gridley (Calif.) Animal Shelter in memory of Ouida's beloved German Shepherd, "Liesl".
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Dec. 3, 2017
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