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William Waldo Troutman

Born - April 15, 1890

Eureka, Kansas

Married - September 20, 1911

Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska

Died - October 27, 1969

Merced, California

Buried - October 29, 1969

Merced District Cemetery,

Lot 1B, Plot B,

 Merced, Merced County, California





William Waldo Troutman

William Waldo Troutman, 78, a resident of this community

four your, died early today in a local convalescent hospital.

Funeral services will be held in the

Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday

and burial will be in the Haven of Rest Cemetery.

Mr. Troutman, a native of Kansas, was employed as a

civilian worker in the Navy until his retirement.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bessie Troutman,

 2065 Beachwood Drive; two sons,

Edwin of Phoenix, Ariz. and Edward of Winchester, Conn.;

four daughters, Mrs. Roy Davey of Michigan,

 Mrs. Maureen Howe of Grand Junction, Ariz.,

Mrs. Darlene Hudson of Dallas, Tex.,

 and Mrs. Ruth Line of Whittier;

20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Merced Sun-Star


October 27, 1969






On March 1, 1895 The Kansas State Census for Greenwood, Kansas List

E. A. Troutman (36) and  Mary Troutman (29) Living with their 3 Children,

Waldo (5), Alma (3) and Mattie (1).


On June 28, 1900 The Census for Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico

Lists E. A. Troutman (41)  and Mary Troutman (36) , living with their

3 Children, Waldo (10), Alma (8) and Martha (6).


On January 21, 1920 The Census for Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska Lists,

William W. Troutman (29) and Bessie Troutman (25) living with their 3 Children,

Erma (6), Elwin (5) and Maureen (2). William is employed as a Truck Driver.


On April 21, 1930 The Census for Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Lists

William W. Troutman (40), and Bessie Troutman (35) living with their 6 Children,

Erma (17), Elvin (15), Marine (12), Edward (10), Marie (8) and Darline (6).

William is employed as an Electrician.



Wife - Bessie Elizabeth (Smith) Troutman 

Born - August 8, 1894

Midland Township, Merrick County, Nebraska

Died - August 3, 1977

Merced, Merced County, California

Buried - August 8, 1977

Merced District Cemetery,

Lot 1B, Plot B,

 Merced, Merced County, California

Parents - Elias Sylvester& Mary (Eschliman) Smith 

To This Union 6 Children Were Born



Daughter - Erma L. (Troutman) Rinesmith Davy

 Born - February 8, 1913

Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska

Died - December 25, 1985

Husband - Roy Davy


Son - Elwin Troutman

Born - September 14, 1914

Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska

Died - November 1985

Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona


Daughter - Maureen Elizabeth (Troutman) Howe

 Born -June 7, 1917

Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska

Married - December 8, 1935

Taos, New Mexico

Died - May 3, 2001

Payson, Arizona

Husband - John Harley Howe

Born - March 16, 1911

Died - December 9, 1996

Apache Junction, Pinal County, Arizona




Maureen Troutman Howe

Memorial services for Maureen Elizabeth Troutman Howe will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12, at the First Baptist Church of Cortez. Pastor Ronald Horne will officiate. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in the Cortez Cemetery.

Maureen was born on June 7, 1917, to William Waldo and Bessie Elizabeth Smith Troutman in Central City, Neb. Maureen went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 3, 2001, in Payson, Ariz. She was 84.

Maureen had three sisters, Erma, Ruth and Darline, and two brothers, Elwin and Edward. Her family moved to Arizona and New Mexico, where Maureen met her future husband, John Harley Howe. They married on December  8, 1935, in Taos, N.M.,

and celebrated over 60 years together.

To this union were born three children: Pauline, Shirley and Gary. The family moved from New Mexico to Provo, Utah, and in 1947, moved to Cortez. After living in Cortez for 13 years, they moved to Montrose, Colo.

When Harvey’s health began to fail, he and Maureen moved to Apache Junction, Ariz. Harley passed away in 1996, and Maureen moved to Payson to be near Shirley.

Maureen is survived by her children, Pauline (Robert C.) Conner; Shirley (Gary) Stabnau, and daughter-in-law, Aime Howe; grandchildren, Robert, Richard, Bill, Jay Conner; Terrie Conner Rios, Rusty Hicks; Chandra and Shamus Howe, and Nathan and Staci Sanburg. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Line of California; brother Edward Troutman of Connecticut; sister-in-law Eunice Troutman, brother-in-law James (Lois) Howe; sister-in-law Ethlyn Jones; 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and innumerable friends, including two very special ones, Helen Best of Mesa, Ariz.. and Cora Smith of Cortez.

To know Maureen Howe was to love her.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Gary, sisters Erma and Darline, her brother Elwin and three great-granddaughters,

Hannah, Jessie and Lauren.

Cortez Journal

May 2001

 Cortez, Colorado



Maureen Howe



Maureen E. Howe, 83, of Payson, died May 3,

2001, in Payson. She was born June 7, 1917, in

Central City, Nebraska. She was the daughter of

Waldo and Bessie Troutman.


Mrs. Howe was raised, along with her three sisters

and two brothers, in McNary and Phoenix.


At the age of 16, she moved to Cimarron, New Mexico

to care for an aging Grandmother. It was in Cimarron

that she met and married John Harley Howe

December 5, 1935. Harley died one day after the couples 61st anniversary,  in 1996.


Mrs. Howe was the bookkeeper of the family business.

She also was a fine seamstress and enjoyed the

outdoors. After the couples retirement, they moved to

Apache Junction, Arizona, where Maureen was an

officer and active member of the Grandmother's Club,

helping needy children.


In 1997, Mrs. Howe moved to Star Vale Mobile Home

Park in Star Valley, where she enjoyed socializing with

the ladies in the park. She attended Mountain Bible Church.


Survivors include three daughters, Pauline and her husband Clifford Connor, of Cortez, Colorado.,

 Shirley and her husband Gary Stabnau, of Payson,

 and a daughter-in-law Aime Howe of Montrose, Colorado; one sister, Ruth Line of Whittier, California; one brother, Edward Troutman of Manchester, Connecticut; 10 grandchildren,

22 great-grandchildren, three great-great- grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Harley, one

son, Gary; two sisters; and one brother.


No local services are planned.


Burial will be in Cortez, Colorado, May 12.


Donations may be made to RTA Hospice, P.O. Box

305, Payson, Arizona 85547



Payson Roundup

Payson, Arizona


May 7, 2001





Son - Edward A. Troutman

Born - February 4, 1920

Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska

Died - January 4, 2003

Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut


Daughter - Ruth Marie Shirley (Troutman) Line

 Born - February 15, 1922 - New Mexico

Married - April 6, 1946

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Died - April 25, 2004

Whittier, Orange County, California

Husband - Russell  Leonard Line

Born - January 7, 1918

Elwood, Madison County, Indiana

Died - February 17, 1999

Whittier, Orange County, California

Russel's Parents - Jesse Coleman and Emma Mae (Young) Line 



Ruth Marie Shirley Line

Ruth Marie Shirley Line, passed away

on April 25, 2004.


She was born February 15, 1922 in Cimarron, New
Mexico. She came to California to work as an

inspector at McDonald Douglas during WWII.


On April 6, 1946, she married Russell Line and they

soon built and settled into their home in Whittier,

California. They were blessed and survived by

three daughters and 6 grandchildren.

Since her husbands

passing in 1999 she continued to live on the

original property. Funeral services will be held on

Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Rose Hills,


Whittier Dailey News

May 2, 2004

Whittier, California




Daughter - Darlene Inez (Troutman) Hudson

 Born - February 1, 1924

Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico

Married - June 23, 1939

Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Divorced - September 29,  1969

Dallas County, Texas

Died - June 1981

Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

Husband - Lester Samuel Hudson

Born - January14, 1918

Jasper, Newton, Arkansas

Died - March 2, 2002

Athens, Texas

Parents - Elvin & Sinda (Shelton) Hudson

To This Union 2 Children Were Born



Sister - Alma Troutman

Born -December 1891

Eureka, Kansas

 Died - 1956

Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico

Buried - Cimarron Cemetery,

Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico


Sister - Martha (Troutman) Cox

Born - December 27, 1893

Husband - Orville Milton Cox



Father - Edward Alvin Troutman

Mother - Mary Margaret (Hoy) Troutman



Grandfather - John Bigelow Hoy

Grandmother - Catherine (Stumpp) Hoy



Great - Grandfather - David Andrew Hoy

Great - Grandmother - Mary Margaret "Polly" (Stump) Hoy



Great - Great - Grandfather - John Adam Hoy

Great - Great - Grandmother  - Barbara Hoy



Great - Great - Great - Grandfather - Johann Phillip (Heu) Hoy

(Phillip Hoy )

Great - Great - Great - Grandmother - Barbara Hoy



Great - Great - Great - Great  Grandfather - Johann Carl (Heu) Hoy

Great - Great - Great - Great Grandmother - Maria Eva (Schaurer) Hoy


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