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Sylvia Emily Pound Trimble
Sylvia Emily Pound Trimble

Sylvia Emily Pound Trimble, 78, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Mrs. Trimble was born to George and Mary Pound at home in Thomaston, Ga., Jan. 15, 1939. Growing up in Andalusia, Ala., she graduated from the University of Montevallo and began her teaching career in Columbus, Ga., where she met and married Lieutenant James Trimble in 1964. Their son, David, was born at Fort Ord, Calif., while they were stationed at Monterey.

Following a tour at Fort Bragg, she continued teaching while living at Ft. Gulick, Panama Canal Zone. The birth of son, Jeffrey, while she was awaiting her husband’s return home from SE Asia, preceded a three-year sojourn to Madrid, Spain. She taught at the American School of Madrid, following an art course at the Prado Museum. Her love of travel led her to take her sons on a tour of both Western and Eastern Europe, where she was briefly detained by the KGB in Moscow.

Moving to York County in 1980, she taught English and journalism at Bruton High School and later retired as director of the School of the Arts, YCSD. She held a Presidential Citation for the development of gifted and talented students; a master’s degree in library science from Catholic University; a postgraduate professional license from the Commonwealth of Virginia; membership in Beta Phi Mu International (library science honor society) and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (honor society for women educators); and a listing in the 1960-1961 Who’s Who Among Students.

She is survived by her husband, James A. Trimble; sons, David, and his wife, Leslie, of Newport News and Jeffrey, and his wife, Christa, of Gloucester; and three grandchildren, Alexandra Nicole, David Ryan and George Gaston.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Juanita, Angel, Susan, Home Helpers and Grace Hospice for their love and compassion given to Sylvia.

Memorials may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.