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On October 15, 2012, Mable Hallum (Nora) Trimble made her transition into heaven to join the love of her life, James.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Trimble and Marsha DuPree (Don, Sr.) both of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; sister, Marie Sharpe; brother, Frank Hallum, Jr. (Patricia); brother-in-law, Robert Paty all of Titusville, FL; three grandchildren, Don Dupree II (Amy), Greg DuPree (Heather), and Heather Hughes (Brad); and adopted "granddaughter", Helen Shorten, of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; 11 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, 4 nephews and one niece. Mable was preceded in death by her husband, James S.; parents, Frank and Ola Hallum, Sr.; brother, Clarence; and sister, Maudie Paty.
Mable was a true Florida Cracker having been born in Shiloh (now part of Kennedy Space Center) on December 7, 1916. She attended schools in the Titusville area and graduated from Titusville High School in 1937. She met husband, James, they married in 1937. During their daughters' high school years, Mable and James were very active band parents.
Mable was a lifetime member of Order of Eastern Star #6 in Titusville and served that order as Worthy Matron in 1969. Mable served Florida Grand Chapter as Grand Representative to Saskatchewan, Canada from 1975-1977 and Grand Martha 1979-1980, the same year her husband was Grand Worthy Patron of The Grand Chapter of Florida. She served as Mother Advisor of Titusville's Rainbow Girls for many years. Mable and her husband were Charter Members of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Titusville.
An avid crafter and seamstress all her life, kept her busy creating items that she shared with family. Mable also worked the voting polls for many years. While her husband was in business, Mable kept the books and also worked in the local community and schools after her daughters grew up.
In 2001, Mable moved to Ft. Walton Beach to be closer to family and lived with daughter, Sandra, for 11 years. During her time in Ft. Walton Beach, Mable attended Daybreak Sr. Services (an adult activity center for seniors), and found new purpose to life as well as fun with her new found friends.
As Mable's condition deteriorated and she could no longer live at home, she entered Ft. Walton Rehabilitation Center where she kept the staff on their toes until her passing.
Interment and services will be held in Titusville, FL on Friday, October 19, 2012. Family visitation is at 11:00 AM; public visitation at noon, and the funeral service at 1:00 PM at North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville (who is in charge of the arrangements). Eastern Star graveside services will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Park following the service.
The family would like to thank the staff of Daybreak Senior Services (Leigh and Lorna) in Shalimar, FL for taking such good care of Mom and giving meaning to her later life. They would also like to thank Emerald Coast Hospice and staff of Ft. Walton Rehabilitation Center for their care of Mable during the last few months of her life.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Mable's name to either the local hospice or adult day activity center in your area.
Online condolences may be left at www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Oct. 19, 2012