Anna Mae Trohimovich, born in Seattle on September 29, 1923, to Michael and Barbara Timbers, died at Petaluma Valley Hospital on August 6, 2013. She grew up in Seattle and graduated from Franklin High School.
Anna Mae attended the University of Washington and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1945 followed by a Masters in chemistry. She became a “Shellady” during World War II while attending school and learned to pump gas, change engine oil, and perform lube jobs.
In 1947, she married Stanley Trohimovich at the Assumption Catholic Church in Seattle. After one year in Seattle, they moved to Elma to start selling English cars in partnership with Stanley’s father, John, and his brother, Richard. She and Stan moved to Aberdeen in 1949 when the business was relocated there.
Those in the Grays Harbor community will remember Anna Mae for her devotion and involvement in St. Mary and SS Peter and Paul parishes – she was the driving force that resulted in Grays Harbor youth attending World Youth Day in Denver 20 years ago; she was the engine that kept SS Peter and Paul going for many years! As a 50 year old, she donned her “Shellady” coveralls once again to repair cars with Stan! In October 2012, she moved to Petaluma, Calif. to be with family and she was gardening to her heart’s content.
She was preceded in death by Stan, her husband of sixty-three years; and her sister, Mary. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Trohimovich of San Diego, Calif., Carol (Don) Waxman of Petaluma, Calif., and Mary Ann (Hans) Ingold of Ft. Worth, Texas; four grandchildren, Hana (Juan Munoz) Waxman, Andy (Kier) Waxman and Michelle and Harry Ingold; and one great-grandchild, Juan Costa Munoz Waxman.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to SS Peter and Paul Church or St. Mary School, both at 306 East 3rd Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church, 200 L Street in Hoquiam. A family-led Recitation of the Rosary at 12:30 p.m. will precede the Mass and a reception will follow in the parish hall.
Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam.
Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.colemanmortuary.net.