Joanne Swendsen Trimble
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Joanne Swendsen Trimble Joanne Swendsen Trimble, a 22-year resident of Austin, died on June 30th at the age of 74 from pancreatic cancer at Christopher House of Hospice Austin. Born Joanne Ruth Swendsen on March 12, 1939 in Fond du Lac,Wisc to Robert Swendsen and Erna Hintz Swendsen, she graduated Valparaiso Univ with a major in math, followed by a Masters at Purdue and a PhD at the Univ of Penna. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother James and is survived by her husband of 50 years Benjamin Andres Trimble. As a tribute, and in lieu of flowers and donations, your participation is requested in the effort "Let's Talk". See further details and a biography with pictures at the Web site:

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jul. 3, 2013.
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July 25, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of Joanne's illness and death. I was really fortunate to have had her for a friend during our college years and beyond. I always thought of you and Joanne as exceptional people with an exceptional marriage. It was a pleasure and an honor to know you both. I will be with you on line and in spirit for the memorial service.

Jean Phillips
July 7, 2013
Ben, Alex and I always enjoyed being with you and Joanne and your family in Georgia, and when we met in other places you or we lived. Your lives were full with projects and travels, and we always looked forward to your holiday cards full of news. Joanne was interesting, intelligent and busy, with many friends whose lives, like yours, she enriched. Our thoughts are with you and your family and with the others she left behind as you go through this sad time.
Joanne, Alex Saliby
July 4, 2013
My dear friend, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories,including Sicklerville and our visit with you two in Austin. Will always remember your Joanne.
Love, Cookie
Gudrun (Cookie) Alexander
July 4, 2013
Joanne was an amazing lady, a wonderful friend and a great neighbor. I am thankful I got to see her one more time.
Camille Hemlock
July 4, 2013
Ben,I remember you well from m any years past and pray for peace.
Robert Linch
July 3, 2013
Ben, Avis and I are terribly sorry. Every memory we have of Joanne is so positive, especially when you entertained us in your home. I don't want to believe she is gone. Your true soul mate. - Philip
July 3, 2013
Laura'lisa sent the sad news. Had no idea of this illness, but what a lovely life you had together.
Harriet and family
July 3, 2013
Ben, Words cannot express the feelings of loss we all are experiencing. It is impossible to know the lives that were touched by this wonderful woman. Know that you and your family are all in our prayers.
Jim and Sheryl Wrighter
July 3, 2013
Joanne and Ben are old friends from Ben's high school alma mater- Decatur High School. We enjoyed being together on a 50th reunion cruise celebration. Joanne was a lovely, refined, intelligent woman, and she will be sorely missed by her friends and family. Ben, I love you and if you need anything, please do not hesitate to call. You are in my prayers too.
Robin Scott, Atlanta, GA
Robin Scott
July 3, 2013
I am so saddened to her bout Joane's passing. She seemed so well at our DHS 55th reunion.You covered it well. Our prayers go with you at this difficult time.
Crol Anne (Rollins) Harrison
July 3, 2013
Kia ora Ben. Aroha from New Zealand. When it next rains, they are the tears of those who loved Joanne. Kia kaha - Frank
July 3, 2013
Dear Ben.......Our deepest sympathy to your family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...

Virginia and Ira
July 3, 2013
Dear Ben,
You will recall that Joanne and I determined that she was born on a Sunday morning in 1939 and I was born that evening. Not many can share their birth on the very same day 74 years ago. Carolyn and I extend our heartfelt sympathy. May God bless you with comfort and peace during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
J. R. Smith
July 3, 2013
Ben, It is hard to believe that your dear wife is gone. She seemed fine at the reuntion, but perhaps she was not. You were so kind to take all those wonderful photos and send them to us on a disc. I have enjoyed reliving the event. My favorite was the Twins with Johnny Morrow and Dick Johnston (twim\ns for the night). Please know that I am thinking of you . Beverly Kenton Mason. Class of 1958
July 3, 2013
Ben, Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of Joanne. May you discover real inner peace during this time of grief.
Jimmy Burton
July 3, 2013
To the Trimble Family, deepest condolences. May Joanne rest in peace.
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