, Port Arthur, Texas

April 26, 2013

Dolores C. Trimble

The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR —    Dolores C. Trimble, 87, died April 24, 2013 at the Home Away From Home private nursing facility in Port Arthur.

   Dolores was born December 16, 1925, in Brenham, Texas, to Sam and Carrie Craig but moved to Port Arthur at the age of 14. She was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and Port Arthur College after which she worked at Texaco for 19 years before becoming a mother and housewife.

   She was a long-time member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Port Arthur. She became a member of the congregation at the age of 14.

   She was a great cook and her greatest joy was preparing meals for her family. She also enjoyed doing hand work, especially cross-stitch and needle-point. She also enjoyed being a part of the “Kitchen Crew” at First Christian Church helping to prepare meals for funerals, the monthly Men’s Breakfast and other events.

   The family wishes to express its appreciation to both the East Texas Home Health Hospice and Home Away From Home employees for the tender and attentive care they gave Dolores during her final days in her fight against cancer. They will always have our heart –felt gratitude for the services they performed.

   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the funeral home.

   Dolores was preceded in death by her brother, Clint Craig, her sister, Laverne and her husband, Ervin Mercer.

   She is survived by her husband, Louis of Port Neches, her daughter, Melanie Courmier and husband, Thomas of Orange County and her beloved twin grand-daughters, Ashlyn and Kristen Courmier of Orange County and one nephew, Craig Mercer of Lumberton, all of whom will miss her very much.

   For those who wish to make a memorial to Dolores, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity, The American Red Cross or The National Cancer Society.