Shirley Trimble (1939-2023)

Shirley Trimble

Shirley M. Trimble, 83, a lifelong area resident, died Nov. 8 at her home, surrounded by family members. 

She was born in Beacon on Dec. 20, 1939, the daughter of Harold and Marie (Fleming) Niver. On June 1, 1957, she married Kenneth Trimble in Beacon; he died in 2019.

Shirley was a founding member of the Cold Spring Boat Club, as well as a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the North Highlands Fire Department. 

She was an avid reader who loved to cook and bake and host her family on weekends and during the holidays. Her other hobbies included boating, swimming and going shopping.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Cindy Trimble of Cold Spring; her grandsons, Kenneth Trimble III of Cold Spring and RJ Trimble-Edwards of Seagirt, New Jersey; her sisters, Barbara Niver Chain of Wappingers Falls and Linda Niver Russell of Cold Spring; her aunt, Josie Fleming; her brother-in-law, Pierre Travis; her sister-in-law, Delores “Pudgy” Zeliph Moran; her brother-in-law, Frank Righetti; and her lifelong best friend, Maria Patane Covelli. Her son, Kenneth Trimble Jr., died before her, as did her siblings Dolores “Skip” Doxsey, Catherine “Kate” Doxsey; Loretta “Snooks” Travis; Francis “Sonny” Moran; Harold “Butch” Niver Jr. and Patricia Niver Righetti.

A graveside service will be held at noon on Monday (Nov. 20) at the Cold Spring Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota (

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