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Evelyn M. Trimm


OGDENSBURG — Funeral services for Evelyn Mae Chateau Trimm, age 81, of Ogdensburg will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:00 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Laurena Wickham Will. Calling hours will be held 2:00-4:00 6:00-8:00PM on Monday at Frary Funeral Home. Mrs. Trimm passed away peacefully at her home on August 18th surrounded by her loving family. She had been under the care of Hospice and her devoted husband of 63 years, Donald Trimm.

“Evvy” was born March 5, 1931 on the Brown Road in Lisbon, NY to Ralph and Hazel (Spears) Chateau. She was one of six children. She attended Ogdensburg City Schools. She married Donald H. Trimm on February 19, 1949 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg, NY by Reverend Nesbitt.

She was employed at the NYS Psychiatric Center as a nurse’s aide. She left the position in 1955 to raise her family. She later joined her husband in managing the family business, Trimm’s Oldsmobile, Pontiac and GMC for 40 years. She enjoyed visiting with the customers and telling stories about her good friends Jean Sharpe, Janet Johnson, and Pearly Gladle. She took great pride in telling everyone about her father who was a ship Captain on the Great Lakes.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Donald Trimm; her four children: Karen (Paul) Gravelle of Norwood, Karla (Jane) Trimm, Donna (Steve) Calk and Daniel (Linda) Trimm; eight grandchildren: Christopher (Chris) Tayler, Sarah Calk (Zachary) Coots, Caleb Calk, Seth Calk, Grace Calk, Charity Calk, Alexa Trimm, and Brianna Trimm. She is also survived by her sister Wilma Chateau Tebo and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Bernard, Chuck, Edward, and her sister Velma.

Donations may be made to the St. Lawrence Valley Chapter of Hospice.

Online condolences may be made at

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