Virginia Trindle 99, Spearman
Virginia Trindle lived 99 years in the Texas panhandle before going home on August 28, 2023. Viewing will be on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 (9:00a.m. – 9:00p.m.) Thursday, August 31,2023 (9:00a.m. – 9:00p.m.) and Friday, September 1, 2023 (9:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Spearman. The family will welcome friends and relatives Saturday, September 2, 2023, at the Holt Schoolhouse. Viewing will be at 9:00 am and graveside services will follow at 10:00 am at the adjacent Holt Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.
Virginia was born to Rolin and Pearl Fluitt on the family farm outside of Booker, Texas, on January 1, 1924. She went to school at Booker and Huntoon and graduated from Perryton before completing a postgraduate course in secretarial work. She married John Trindle on May 3, 1947, and they made their home farming near McKibben where they raised two daughters and built a legacy of family rooted in God's Word.
Virginia was generous with her time and resources and never passed up an opportunity to help others. She was active in her church and community, serving on various committees and boards, and volunteering for the hospital auxiliary and church outreaches. Virginia was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club and the Gladiola Flower Club. She faithfully supported many missionaries around the world.
She was a talented seamstress, an avid gardener, and truly enjoyed hosting others in her home. Many have benefitted from her gardening skills, whether it was a box of fresh produce or one of many flower arrangements cut from her gardens. Virginia's spirit of hospitality was unmatched. She never met a stranger and frequently welcomed visiting evangelists and missionaries who would spend the night and enjoy meals with the family.
Virginia pursued hobbies of all kinds throughout her life, notably tole painting and quilting. In her later years, Virginia especially enjoyed a weekly gathering with friends to visit and play Mexican Train Dominoes. Her favorite pasttime was spending time with her great grandchildren making memories, whether that meant she'd be playing baseball, baking cookies, or dressing up in old dresses she saved. The children's love for Great Gram was mutual and they knew they were likely to find an ice cream treat waiting for them at each visit.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John Trindle; her daughter, Connie Steger; her brother, Wayne Fluitt; and her sister, Ina Mae Gillispie.
She is survived by her daughter, Jan Holt and husband Larry; granddaughters Josie Hudson and husband Logan; Abbe Swearengen; Betsy Kalisiak and husband Shad; grandsons John Holt and wife Elissa; Nathan Steger and wife Jessica; David Holt; and 17 great grandchildren, Samuel, Daniel, and Anna Hudson; Genevieve, Liliana, Rosemary, Cecilia, Constance, Henry, Lizzie, Beatrix, and Maudie Holt; Connor Swearengen; Jack, Clara, and Lena Steger; and Judah Kalisiak.
The family thanks the Hansford Manor and the Hansford Hospice staff for the love, the care, and the devotion they showed Virginia. It was exemplary.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Hansford Hospice, 712 S. Roland, Spearman, TX, 79081, or to Holt Cemetery, 10239 FM 281, Spearman, TX, 79081.
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