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Trina Lea Wilkinson

Trina Lea Wilkinson

October 12, 1945 - April 12, 2024

Date of Service: Jul. 12, 2024

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MESA, AZ – Trina Lea Wilkinson, a beautiful soul, returned to her Heavenly Father on April 12, 2024, at the age of 78. Trina’s final days were spent surrounded by her family and friends in Mesa, Arizona.

Trina is survived by her loving and devoted children, Kent (Stephanie) Fowler and Laura Fowler; her siblings, Chad, Preston, Teresa, Scott, and Emmalee; her grandchildren, Felicia, Jacob, Jessie, Bree and Baylea; along with her treasured great-grandchildren, Jeffery, Maylee, Brayden, Carson and Connor.

She was born on October 12, 1945, in Rupert, Idaho. Trina was the firstborn of Lloyd and Clea Wilkinson's six children. As the eldest child, Trina took pride in helping her parents with her younger siblings.

Trina enjoyed her youth and growing up in the beautiful town of Burley, Idaho. As a young girl, she developed a passion for ballet and eventually opened a ballet studio in her parent’s home where she taught young students. In 1963, Trina graduated from Burley High School.

Trina’s career journey was diverse, including roles as a dental assistant, modeling, caregiving for the elderly and nannying. In every endeavor, she brought a sense of commitment and excellence that touched the lives of all who knew her.

In retirement, Trina took pride in her volunteer work for various cancer institutes in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area.

Trina will be deeply missed. Her warmth, kindness, and the memories she created will live on in the hearts of those she touched.

Trina’s life was marked by her deep Christian faith and dedication to her family. A woman of many talents and interests, Trina's most cherished moments were those spent with her family. She had an affinity for celebrating life's special occasions, making each holiday memorable with her thoughtful decorations and festive spirit.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, located at 1350 East 16th Street, in Burley. Urn placement will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/g89lbxeIj0A.

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From Baylea Phelps:
Trina Lee (my Nannie) was a huge inspiration to me. She taught me about makeup and dance. She taught me how to be a girl, as that was her whole thing. I may not have been that close to her as I didn’t live near her, but she holds a very special place in my heart. Love, your granddaughter, Baylea Phelps
From Maylee Barshay:
Trina Lee (nanny) was my great grandmother and wasn’t she just the greatest of them all. Her heart was filled with love and kindness and she had the sweetest soul. She was the strongest women I have ever met and she set an amazing example for all of her children. Trina has left a huge impact on so many people’s lives and my condolences go out to everyone with this loss she will be missed greatly.
From Carolyn Evans Updegrove:
Perhaps I should say I've known Trina all my life. Her mom and my mom were in beds side be side at the maturity home in Rupert. They made the moms stay 10 days before and 10 days after birth. I was born on 10/4 and Trina was born 10/12. We met again when she moved to Miller Ave and she, Tauna Anderson and I became as close of friends as 3 grade school girls could be. Tauna was born on 10/13 and many discussions were had about whether is was better to be the oldest or youngest. We loved her mom, she was always so kind and happy and beautiful. I loved reconnecting with her at the 50th class reunion and so admired her talents and happiness thru the hardships she fought so valianty. We were so blessed to be born and raised when and where we were. Fly with the angels and dance with them beautiful Trina.
From Sharla Day Fox:
Trina was a friend & classmate. When she lived in Las Vegas we became close friends & spent a lot of time together & made many fond memories & she'd visit after moving to Mesa, AZ. My condolences to her family & friends. I know she'll be missed.
From Diane Beck McVity:
My condolences to the family of Trina. I was a classmate and remembered her beautiful dancing. My love to you.
From Ray Hansen:
She was a pretty women. I always kept an eye on her and thought a lot of her family.
From Robert Povlsen:
Chad and Siblings Sorry to see the passing of your beautiful Sister. I hope its a blessing to all of you knowing she had a " deep Christian faith " . My sincerest condolences to all of you. Your classmate and friend Robert Povlsen

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