Phyllis Ann Trouth


Phyllis Ann Trouth, of Craig, died June 1, 2003. She was 70.

Trouth was born Dec. 22, 1932, in Moore, Utah, to Joseph and Neata Christensen. She was the fourth of seven children along with her twin brother, Phillip. During her childhood, the family lived on the Keystone Ranch in Price Creek, going to a county school. They moved to Mount Harris and lived there until the mine closed down. Then they moved to Craig.

She married Fred Trouth on Feb. 14, 1951. They were happily married for 52 years and lovingly raised three children and one grandchild.

Trouth worked at Safeway and managed the couple's four apartments. After raising her first family, she took up golf. She won many golf tournaments and was part of the Hole in One club. She and her husband raised their grandson, Todd, after the death of their son, Steve.

Trouth is survived by her husband, Fred, of Craig; daughters Pam (Ken) Brenner, of Steamboat Springs, and Linda (Lonnie) Redmon, of Craig; grandchildren Todd Trouth, Chandrean (Wesley) Kent, Daniel Brenner, Kenyon Brenner, Jacob Brenner and Christopher Redmon; great-grandchildren, Jagger Schafer, Nealy Schafer, Jasmine Kent and Jordan Walling.

Her two loving sisters, Doris Griffin and Joyce Williams spent the last days with her.

Trouth was preceded in death by her son, Steve Trouth; parents; and brothers Rex Christensen, Narven Christensen, Ray Christensen and Phillip Christensen.

Memorial services were June 7, 2003, at Grant Mortuary, which Fred Trouth built. Bishop Brian Herring officiated and the organist was Anne Carr. The opening prayer was said by Terry Caras and the opening hymn, "Onward Christian Soldiers," was sung by Jane Balleck.

Pam Brenner offered the eulogy followed by the song, "In the Mood," played on the saxophone by Kenyon Brenner. Sister Faith Hansen and Mervin Johnson also led prayers and other selections included "Beyond the Sunset" and "Nearer My God to Thee" by Jane Balleck.

Speakers were Rodney Southwick and Terry Caras.

Pallbearers were Daniel Brenner, Wesley Kent, Jacob Brenner, Kenyon Brenner, Chris Redmon and Ken Brenner.

Honorary pallbearers were Todd Trouth and Lonnie Redmon.

Entombment was in the Craig Mausoleum.

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