Info from Obituary of Virginia Trotchie October 2011
Put in PAF 18 Sep 2011 by John L. Inman email@example.com
HAVRE DAILY NEWS Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Virginia Ann Trotchie
Published: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Virginia Ann Trotchie, 81, a Great Falls resident of the Eagles Manor, died of natural causes early Friday morning, Oct. 14. At the family's request no services are planned. Instead her ashes will be scattered in the Bears Paw Mountains along with her beloved late husband's, Jack J. Trotchie, who preceded her in death in 2005.
Virginia was also preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Bella (Nystrom) Christian; her sister, Maybelle Avila; her brothers; Caleb Christian and Richard Christian; and her dear friend and sister-in-law Lorraine (Trotchie) Mee.
She is survived by her son, David Wieweck of Alberton, Mont. ; daughters, Christine (Peter) Barker of Cairns, Queensland, Australia; and Paula Schafer of Great Falls, Mont. ; step daughters, Vicki (Fred) Jones of San Ramone, Calif., Linda (Patrick) O'Rourke of Bellvue, Wash., and Patricia (Michael) Ure of Lynden, Wash. ; stepsons, Jack M. Trotchie of Everett, Wash., Jim Trotchie of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jerry Trotchie of Kirkland, Wash. ; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Virginia was born March 26, 1930, in Havre, Mont. She married Dick Wieweck in 1949. She married Jack J. Trotchie on April 20, 1980. Virginia was a wonderful homemaker and an accomplished musician, playing piano, guitar and accordion. She spent many years inspiring other young musicians by giving music lessons in the Havre area. She also worked as a retail clerk in Havre. She moved to Great Falls in 2004.
When I'm Gone
by Bonnie Campos
When I die, like all we must,
And from this earth I flee,
No service, no wake, no lying in state
Just do one thing for me.
I've not been perfect, but no one is,
So go ahead and name
The bad I have been guilty of,
I will accept the blame.
I've done some good along the way
So don't forget that too,
Remember what you must of me
That's all I ask of you.
Give a minute here and there
Maybe hum a little song,
No big tribute, no ringing bells
Just think of me when I'm gone.
GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Monday, October 17, 2011
Virginia A. Trotchie
Trotchie, 81, of Great Falls, died of natural causes Friday, October 14 at home
in Eagles Manor.
Cremation has taken place un-der the direction of O'Connor Funeral Home. No services are planned.
Our beloved mother peacefully passed away early Thursday morning.
Ginny was first of all a wonderful homemaker, but she also worked hard at being a music instructor for many years. She also had a job as a sales clerk for a good number of years.
Virginia Ann Christian was born March 3, 1930 in Havre, to Harry L. Christian and Bella (Nystrom) Christian. Ginny's first marriage was to Richard Wieweck in 1949. From this marriage she had three children, David, Christine, and Paula. Ginny's second marriage was to her beloved Jack Trotchie in 1980. From this marriage she gained five more sons and daughters, Vickie, Jack, Jim, Patty, and Jerry. She was grandmother and great grandmother to all of our chil-dren.
Survivors include all her children, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ginny was preceded in death by her husband Jack, her best friend Lorraine Mee, her two brothers, Caleb and Richard, and her sister, Maybelle.
For Ginny and Lorraine, this is "When I'm Gone" by Bonnie Campos:
"When I die, like we all must / and from this Earth I flee; no service, no wake, no lying in state / just do one thing for me
I've not been perfect, but no one is / so go ahead and name / the bad I have been guilty of / I will accept the blame.
I've done some good along the way / so don't forget that too.
Remember what you must of me; that's all I ask of you / give a minute here and there; maybe hum a little song / no big tribute, no ringing bells / just think of me when I'm gone."
Condolences may be posted online at www.oconnorfuneralhome.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on October 17, 2011