Cary News: Obituaries

Trudy L. Brim

Trudy L. Brim died peacefully in her home at the Glenaire Retirement Community on May 30, 2015. Trudy was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Charles A. Brim. She is survived by her sons, David L. Brim and wife Sue of Raleigh and John C. Brim and wife Julie of Cary.

Trudy was born May 12, 1928 in Winner, South Dakota., She was the only child of Harold and Vannie Lucas. Trudy attended the University of Nebraska. In 1946, she met her future husband, Charley, who had recently returned from the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Trudy and Charley moved to North Carolina in 1953, where she worked as a homemaker and part-time librarian at NC State University. She spent eight years in Normal, IL after Charley retired from NC State University and went to work for the Funk Seed Company as Vice-President of Research. They returned to the Triangle in 1986.

Trudy was an avid reader and loved to socialize with friends. Charley often said, “Trudy never met a person she couldn’t talk to”. She and Charley loved to dance. They enjoyed all types of dance - from Square dancing to Ballroom dancing. Trudy and Charley moved to Glenaire in 1999 and were active in community life. Trudy remained active for many years in the Crops Wives organization, a group consisting of wives whose husbands were in the Crop Science Department at NC State University. Trudy loved to travel extensively. She and Charley traveled to more than 22 countries around the world.

A memorial service will be held at the Glenaire Retirement Community in the Multi-Purpose Room at 3:00 pm on June 19, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Interfaith Food Shuttle of North Carolina. Trudy will be interred with Charley at Arlington National Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at Cremation