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Trudy Ellen Givens

October 9, 1958 — July 22, 2022

Trudy Ellen Wirth was born in San Mateo, CA on October 9, 1958. Her Mother, Selma Wirth moved from North Dakota to California where she gave birth to her fourth child and third daughter Trudy. Trudy fought long and hard to battle her cancer but finally went home to be with the lord. She peacefully passed away at home on July 22, 2022, surrounded by her family.

     In 1969 Trudy moved with her family to Kimberly, Idaho where she began 7th grade, and her new life as an Idahoan. Trudy graduated from Kimberly High School in 1976. Kimberly High School is also where she met her high school sweetheart and husband, Randy Givens. The Givens were continuous supporters and organizers of KHS Class of ’76 Reunions.

Trudy attended CSI (College of Southern Idaho) and graduated with her degree in Nursing in 1978, as an LPN. Her career as a dedicated nurse spanned over 43 years, caring for countless individuals, and making lifelong friends.

A day after she graduated, on August 19, 1978, Trudy and Randy were married in the Kimberly Methodist Church. The next day they began their life together on their honeymoon in Hawaii. This year in August they would have celebrated 44 years of marriage.

     On May 3,1987 they welcomed their one and only child, Eric Todd Givens in Twin Falls, Idaho. Raising their son Eric consisted of many camping and fishing trips, ball games, and spending time with cousins and family. Eric married his college sweetheart Amanda Koompin Givens on April 27, 2013. In 2016 they welcomed their son Owen, followed by the birth of their daughter Evie in 2019. Out of all the roles Trudy played, mother and Grandma were her favorite, and spending time with her grandchildren brought her the most joy in life.

     Trudy loved all outdoor activities with family and friends, especially camping with their trailer and riding their side-by-side in the mountains of Idaho.  Trudy and Randy traveled the world together, including trips to Ireland, Italy and the Caribbean among other places.  These trips were often couple trips joined by her sisters Terry & Penny, along with their husbands; the memories made on those trips are still shared today. 

    Trudy is survived by her husband Randy Givens, her son Eric and wife Amanda Givens, Grandchildren Owen and Evie, sisters, Lorna Bouse of California, Terry Fonnesbeck, (Forrest) of Utah & Idaho, Penny Jones, (Mike) of Ecuador and many nieces and nephews.  Trudy was preceded in death by her brother Lenny Skoje and Mother Sally Wirth.

     Trudy and family wanted to extend a special thank you to all the doctors and nurses who helped and supported Trudy throughout her disease, especially Ginger and the hospice nurses at the end.  Special thank you to all her family and friends for all the flowers, food, visits, support, prayers, and love showed during Trudy’s brave battle.  A very special “thank you” to Dr. Bisbal who Trudy worked for, and he was a dedicated advocate throughout all of Trudy’s cancer battle.  If you’d like to make donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, it would be appreciated.

     A Celebration of Life will be held on July 30, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship.  Those who wish may share memories and condolences on her memorial page at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com.

To View Trudy Given's Video memories, click here: https://youtu.be/l9HHsc6QiZk

 

 

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