Mary Ellen Lynagh Trimble


Mary Ellen Lynagh Trimble

Mary Ellen Lynagh Trimble, 74, former director of continuing education at Trinity College in
the District, died of complications of a malignant brain tumor May 28, 2008 at the Grand
Oaks Assisted Living facility in Washington.

Mrs. Trimble, a third-generation native of Washington and a lifelong resident of the District,
worked at Trinity -- now Trinity Washington University -- from 1980 until 1994. She previously
worked in the registrar's office at Catholic University and for the U.S. attorney for the District
of Columbia.

She graduated from
St. Anthony's High School (1952) in Washington, Immaculata Junior
College and Trinity College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma

Mrs. Trimble was a member of the Ki-Wives of D.C., for which she volunteered at the Kiwanis
Orthopedic Clinic for Handicapped Children at Sibley Memorial Hospital and performed in
singalongs at area nursing homes.

She was the coordinator of the Washington area Phi Beta Kappa Association's high school
awards program. She belonged to the National Capital Lawyers' auxiliary, the Bay Study Club
of Easton and was a founder of the Ladies' Nine-hole Golf Group at the Chevy Chase Club.

Mrs. Trimble was a member of the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament parish, where she was a
Eucharistic minister for many years and arranged altar flowers for Masses and other

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Stephen A. Trimble of Washington; three brothers,
John J. Lynagh Jr. of Rockville, Peter Michael Lynagh of Glen Burnie and John Thomas
Lynagh of Philadelphia.