Leola Bernice (Kelso) Trigg, 90, passed away Thursday, April 4 at daughter Genise Perruquet’s home in Escalon.
Born in Wasco, CA on Nov. 24, 1922, she was the oldest of eight children born to Bernice Marcus Kelso and Evelyn (Youngblood) Kelso. She grew up in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. After high school she moved to Maryland and worked for Glenn L. Martin Airplane plant during WWII.
In 1947 she met and married Amos L. Trigg and they were married 60 years and had four children and lived in Collegeville. The couple owned and operated Discount Tires in Stockton, CA for 30 years.
Survivors include her brother, Lawrence Kelso of Turlock; four children, Ryan Trigg of French Camp, Cheryl (Lynn) Bruce of Zeeland, MI, Janice (Jess) Freitas of Escalon and Genise (Dave) Perruquet of Escalon; stepchildren Martha (Leonard) Watkins of Mulberry, Ark., Don (Barbara) Trigg of Visalia; 22 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one stepson Leon Trigg, one sister Melva Ferguson, and five brothers, Edward Kelso, Robert Kelso, Gene Kelso, Charles Kelso and Harold Kelso.
Special thanks to Community Hospice Stanislaus County.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon followed by a graveside service at Burwood Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.
For condolences to the family, visit their website at www.deeganfuneralchapels.com.