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Strout, Amy
Amy T. Strout, a longtime resident of Gahanna, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 12, 2017 with her family at her side, at the age of 86.
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, Mrs. Strout is survived by her daughter, Debra L. Kremer (Scott) of Bratenahl, OH; and her son, David A. Strout (Melicha) of Peachtree Corners, GA. Preceded in death by husband Alvin, son Mark, sister Lois, grandson Michael and great grandson Conner. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Dana, Kyle, Matthew, Alec and Michaela; great grandchildren, Addison and Tyler; Robin Gill and Nick; nieces and nephews, Sherry, Jim, Liane, Rick, Lynne, Rob, Lori, and Russ; and nearly 2 dozen great and great-great nieces and nephews. An avid bridge player, Mrs. Strout was gifted with a keen mind and a sharp wit. She retired from her position as a legal secretary for the law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur in 1996. With a passion for travel, she traveled extensively throughout Europe, the US, and the Orient. A veteran of numerous sea cruises, she counted a transatlantic ocean crossing as one of her more memorable. Her travels and her experiences as an Air Force wife provided Amy with an endless supply of stories that she loved to share with family and friends; to spot her at any gathering, one only needed to look for the circle surrounding the story teller. Born in Holton, ME, Amy was an excellent student. She played clarinet in the high school band and was the editor of her school paper, and graduated as the salutatorian of her high school class. She earned a scholarship to Fisher College in Boston, MA, and earned her room and board working as a nanny for a Dr.'s family. Following her graduation, she stayed in Boston, working as a secretary and enjoying the city. During this time she met her husband to be, Al, a student at Boston University, and he quickly maneuvered himself to the top of her dance card. Upon Al's graduation and commissioning into the USAF, they were married and immediately began a journey of duty stations throughout the U.S. and Okinawa. Amy excelled in her role as an officer's wife, became an excellent bridge player, and enjoyed opening her house to the other wives for coffee or martini's, depending on the time of day. To the time of her passing, she always enjoyed meeting new people, and enjoyed even more the company of her friends that came to visit. Her humor, tenacity in the face of adversity, concern for her family, and love for life stayed with her until her homecoming.
Mom, we love you, and we miss you, and we are overjoyed knowing that you are dancing in heaven, reunited with your loves, free of pain, and readying heaven for when we will see you again. Donations in Amy's memory may be made to: The City of Gahanna Senior Center @ 480 Rocky Fork Blvd., Gahanna, OH 43230.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 6, 2017
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