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Friday, January 14, 2022
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Carol Alvin “Mote” Trimble, born March 16, 1929, departed this life on January 9, 2022, at age 92. The Lord must have needed a rancher, and called His faithful servant home, leaving Mote’s family and friends to grieve his loss, but celebrate his life.
The son of Reason Seth and Aileen Mogford Trimble, Mote was the eighth of their ten children. He was preceded in death by his siblings; and so with him, a generation passes.
After beginning his schooling at the Ellis Schoolhouse in Menard County, Mote graduated from Menard High School in 1948. To the end of his life, he proudly remembered playing for Menard’s 1946- 47 championship football team.
He married the love of his life, Carolyn Farris, on November 24, 1949. They shared a happy union that lasted 72 years. Mote epitomized the role of faithful, devoted husband and loving father.
In his life, Mote worked for West Texas Utilities, labored in the oil fields around Robert Lee and Sweetwater, and was employed by T.J. Moore lumber yard after he and Carolyn settled in Junction around 1957. Mote then bought a windmill service and water drilling company, which he operated until the 1970s, “witching” many a well in Kimble and surrounding counties. For the remainder of his life, Mote worked as a rancher and farmer, exemplifying in his stewardship of the land his great love for God’s creation. As he aged, Mote grew impatient with a body that refused to keep pace with his agile mind. He survived a heart attack, falling windmill parts, and a tractor rollover. Though he had every intention of seeing his 100th birthday, the Lord had other plans.
Surrounded by family and friends, this kind, good-humored patriarch and cowboy, who literally ranched to the last day of his life, has now stepped into the eternal garden with his Savior.
“Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.” (Mark 8:25)
Mote is survived by his wife Carolyn; their three children, Dequinta Zeiters, Billy Trimble and Kathy Cashman; grandchildren, John Cashman, Jr., James Cashman (Carrie), Ross Cashman (Tina), Lisa Heap (Marshall), Jamey Newbury, Nicole Tomlinson (Peewee), Shellie Mackie and Travis Trimble (Martha); thirty-one great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend of the family, Cleatus Bollier.
Services will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 2 p.m. in the College Street Church of Christ with burial to follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Menard, Texas.
Pallbearers are Jamey Newbury, James Cashman, John Cashman, Jr., Travis Trimble, Marshall Heap, and Peewee Tomlinson. Honorary pallbearers are Cleatus Bollier, Jim Bollier, Ross Cashman, David Lopez, Jason Vidal, J.R. Evans, Karl Haschke, John Van Mort, and Cade Liverman.
Memorials may be made to the Murr Church of Christ, 815 KC 2612, Junction, Texas 76849 or the charity of your choice.