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MARIAN CECELIA TROLLAN Marian Trollan passed away peacefully at Vista Cove in Corona on June 20th. She was born in Hartford, Arkansas on January 18, 1933, the second of four daughters, to Nell and Ettore Crovella. At an early age, her family moved to Southern California, and she grew up in San Pedro and Walteria. Upon her graduation from Torrance High School in June 1951, she enlisted in the United States Air Force. After Basic Training and Tech School, she was assigned to Headquarters, Strategic Air Command, at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska. At a Service Club Valentine's Day dance in 1953, she met her husband-to-be, Tom, after she had been chosen "Sweetheart of the Dance". Tom had enlisted in the USAF also and was stationed at HQ, SAC. They were married on June 6, 1954 in the base chapel. After their joint discharge in January 1955, they moved to Chicago, Illinois. Their daughter, Marla Christine, was born on October 8, 1955 in Chicago. In 1959, they purchased their first home in Carpentersville, Illinois, and Marian became the receptionist for School District 300 in Dundee. Their son, Vincent Patrick, was born October 6, 1963 in Elgin, Illinois. In early 1964, Tom was sent to England to reorganize a subsidiary operation for Hills-McCanna Co. Marian and their children soon joined him, and they resided in Billericay, Essex, England for the remainder of that year. In 1969, Tom was chosen to be Vice President- Finance for California Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks, California. The family moved to Thousand Oaks at that time, and in 1971, Marian took a position as a part-time secretary at the local Bank of America branch. Having accomplished the actions he was chosen to perform, Tom resigned from CLC in 1973 and took a position as CFO and Controller for the newly established Steelcase division in Tustin. In 1974, her family moved to a home in Lake Forest, and Marian was appointed Assistant Manager for a B of A in Laguna Niguel. She was then promoted to Vice-President and Manager for a new B of A branch opened in El Toro. In 1981, she accepted an offer to be VP and Manager of California Federal's largest branch in Lake Forest. Her rapid success in banking was attributed to her commitment to outstanding customer service. In 1986, Marian elected to leave the banking business and pursued her life long love and avocation for antiques. She opened several booths in antique malls located in Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo. Tom retired from Steelcase in 1994, and in 1995, they moved to the Colony in Murrieta. They became active in various Colony activities and in St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal church in Temecula. Throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's, Tom and Marian traveled extensively, visiting many countries in Europe and the Orient. They enjoyed many Tauck Tours in the United States and a number of trips to all the Hawaiian Islands. In later years, they enjoyed numerous cruises to a wide variety of locations. Marian and Tom were life long movie fans and for the past eight years, they have hosted an old movie series in the Colony. As a friend remarked, "Marian will always be remembered as an elegant lady". She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Tom; her daughter, Marla Durieux of La Quinta; her son and daughter-in-law, Vince and Suzanne Trollan of Hickory, NC; her grandchildren, Meg, a recent graduate of NC State University; and Jim, a second year Cadet at West Point; her sisters, Virginia in Sevierville, TN and Clara in Yucca Valley, California. Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church at 44651 Avenida de Missiones in Temecula at 10AM on Wednesday, June 26. Burial will take place at Riverside National Cemetery immediately following the funeral service. On July 6, a memorial luncheon and program will take place at the Colony auditorium at Noon. Friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to all events. EVANS BROWN MORTUARY (951) 679-1114 www.evans-brownmortuary.com/obituaries


Published in Press-Enterprise on June 23, 2013
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