Nancy G. Trimble, 96

Homemaker, collector

September 20, 2007

Nancy G. Trimble, a homemaker and antiques collector, died Sept. 12 at St. Joseph Medical Center of complications from a fall. She had celebrated her 96th birthday the day before her death.

Born Nancy Gordon Carroll and raised in Baltimore, she was a descendant of Chief Justice John Marshall, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase and John Hanson, who served as president of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.

She was a 1929 graduate of the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon.

In 1934, she married William Cattell Trimble, who was a member of the Foreign Service, and she accompanied her husband during his overseas assignments.

During World War II, while living in Washington, she volunteered at Sibley Hospital as a nurse's aide.

In 1958, she traveled with her husband to Cambodia, where he served as ambassador until 1962. He later was the State Department's director of West African affairs, and later became assistant secretary of state for African affairs.

After his retirement in 1968, the couple settled in Brooklandville. He died in 1996.

She was active in the League of Women Voters and the National Society of Colonial Dames in Maryland.

She enjoyed attending the Antiques Forum held annually in Williamsburg, Va., for many years.

Mrs. Trimble was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane, Owings Mills, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday.

Surviving are two sons, William C. Trimble Jr. of Owings Mills and T. Ridgeway Trimble of Baltimore; a daughter, Carroll L.T. Cabot of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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