La Grande, Oregon
Billy Dean Trout of Eagle, Idaho, and formerly of La Grande, died Jan. 6. The funeral service was held today at Summer’s Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel, 3629 E. Ustick Road, Meridian, Idaho. Burial followed at Dry Creek Cemetery.
Billy was born to William and Lena Trout in 1929 in Kokomo, Ind. He was the youngest of four children and grew up in Indianapolis.
He served four years in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He received his private pilot’s license as a young man and enjoyed flying until the early 1990s. He worked as a steamfitter for 20 years; was a photographer for 40 years; and a custom gunsmith for the last five years. He loved to travel and he fished all over the United States, Canada and South America during his life.
He lived in La Grande for 25 years, raising three children – Cindy, Eric and Zoeann Trout. He was also stepfather to Jeff, Eric and Tamara Stanley. Billy was close to many of his nephews and nieces.
Those who knew him say he shared his love of the outdoors with his family, and friends were never bored when they were with him.
Survivors include his wife, Greta Seals Trout; children, Eric V. Trout, Zoeann Trout, Cindy Trout, Tamara Stanley Larson, Eric and his wife, Marcy Stanley, Jeff and his wife, Linda Stanley, John and his wife, Christine Trout, Joy and her husband, Tommy Ybarra; nine grandchildren; and two nephews.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending January 12, 2008 – Published Jan. 11, 2008