I remember being asked to carry gifts at Relda's wedding at the Newcastle Congregational Church. As a pre-teen, I considered it a great honor to be asked. I don't think I had ever been asked to play a role in a wedding before. I wore a white dress, and Delva gave me a frilly white apron with purple ribbon trim to wear for the day. I stil have the apron packed away. I remember Relda, Delva, Lawrence, and Oscar with great fondness. Jana Miiller Langemach, Lincoln, Nebraska
Relda M. Trout, 82, of St. Helena, NE passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 at her residence.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Congregational United Church of Christ in Newcastle, NE. Burial will be in Silver Ridge Cemetery in rural Ponca, NE. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M, with the family present at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Mohr Funeral Home in Ponca, NE.
Relda was born on January 5, 1936 in Newcastle, NE, the daughter of Lawrence and Delva (Curry) Rickett. She grew up in the Newcastle area and graduated from Newcastle High School. She moved to Omaha to live with her Grandmother. They loved to go dancing. Relda worked for Mutual of Omaha for 31 years. She married Lloyd Trout on August 25, 1973. The couple moved to rural St. Helena in 1985.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Newcastle, NE and Yankton, SD, served as a Board Member of the Crofton Senior Center and was a member of the Yankton Senior Center and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Relda was a wonderful cook and caregiver, loved to dance, sing in church, and was an avid reader of newspapers and books. She also volunteered at the Clothing Closet and as a server feeding the homeless at Yankton United Church of Christ.
Survivors include her step-children, Sam, RC, Charles, Jack, Lloyd Jr., Les, and Anthony Trout, and Sandra Scheef all of Omaha and Barbara McGowen of Holdredge; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and best friends, Sandy and Keith Truman of St. Helena, NE.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Delva Rickett; her husbands, John Janesek and Lloyd Trout; a brother, Clarence Oscar Rickett; and a great-grandson, Thomas Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Avera Home Care (Hospice-Yankton, SD) and the Newcastle Congregational United Church of Christ.
We will miss this great Lady. Got to know her through Mother/mother-in-law Shirley.
Those 2 always had a fun time. Miss being a part of that.
Thoughts & prayers to everyone who loved her. Jolene & Pat Foss, Yankton
We extend our sympathy to the family of Relda and all of her friends. I cherished her friendship and will miss our outings. Pat Wakeley
We extend our sympathies to the family of Relda. American Family Insurance, Gary, Sharon, Liz and Yareth
My sympathy to Relda's family and friends, and especially to all in the Newcastle UCC. Kathy Grow