Carmen Trine

Carmen Joy Trine (Coulter)

Sunday, May 15th, 1938 - Monday, October 26th, 2020
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Carmen Joy Trine went to be with the Lord, on October 26, 2020, while under hospice care. Carmen was born in Michigan, started her family in Florida, then resided in Franklin, NC for over thirty years.

Carmen was preceded in death by her husband, Vic Trine and her daughter, Joy Blondun. She is survived by her children, Tina Romanowski (Albert), Robin Haase (Ron), Cathy Langereis (Paul), Randy Trine, Ronald Trine, Richard Trine (Dem) and her son in law, Glenn Blondun (Kim). She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and her siblings: Jeanne Vaughters (Bill), Jane Anne Walker, Randy Coulter (Sharon), Diane Gass and Caralie Knable, along with many dear nieces and nephews.

Carmen loved life and had the opportunity to accomplish many things. She was a CNA at Angel Hospital, a Hospice volunteer coordinator, a bank loan officer, and a bus driver. She was an active member of her church, a Mahjong instructor, a Franklin Garden Club member, and a volunteer at the Smokey Mountain Pregnancy Center. She loved parties, storytelling, card playing, poetry, hats, adventure, children, laughter, hospitality and reading the Word daily. Carmen also helped others by opening her home, hosting grand parties to celebrate holidays or important events and giving of herself and her blessings to others. In her fifties and sixties, Carmen kept her grandchildren for a month every summer. She shared the wonders and beauty of the Smokey Mountains with them. This included (chores), sliding rock, singing, gardening, berry picking, bungie jumping, Picken’s Nose, Jack Rabbit, Standing Indian, Deep Creek, Nantahala white water rafting, and Ruby mining. Carmen will be greatly missed for the impact she had on so many she knew and loved.

Her memorial service will be Sunday, November 1: visitation at 3:00. Service at 4:00. First Alliance Church of Franklin. Livestream will be available on First Alliance Church of Franklin’s Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers: gifts can be sent to First Alliance Church of Franklin, 31 Promise Lane, Franklin, NC 28734; Smokey Mountain Pregnancy Care Center, 226 E. Palmer St., Franklin, NC 28734 or Hospice House Foundation of Western North Carolina P.O. Box 815, Franklin, NC 28744.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 1st, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, November 1st, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    First Alliance Church
    31 Promise Lane
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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  • Celebration Of Life

    First Alliance Church
    31 Promise Lane
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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