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“May you feel the Lord's comfort and peace surround you, just as you remember the special love of your mother which has surrounded you and nurtured...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Max and Donna Kull - Austin, TX

“Our thoughts are with Barry and the Trask family. May you have fond memories to get you through. Sincerely, Marjorie Daniels and family ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Marjorie Daniels - Austin, TX

“"If the God leads you to it, He will lead you through it" "In difficult moments, seek God. In painful moments, trust God/. In Quiet moments,...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Paula Weiser - Giddings, TX

“May your faith give you strength at this difficult time and help you to find hope,peace and comfort. Love, Toni Ann, David, and Stephanie Kadlecek ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Toni Ann Kadlecek - Smithville, TX

“May the Lord be with the family of Mrs. Tommie M. Trash at this time of great loss. LeaAnn Johnson ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: LeaAnn Johnson - Austin,, TX


Tommie M. Trask passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at the Tower’s Nursing Home in Smithville, Texas. She was born October 10, 1914 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She married Barrett “Barry” L. Trask, Sr. in June 1937. They settled in Weslaco, Texas where they lived for 18 years and raised a family. At the age of 47, she fulfilled a lifelong goal of becoming a nurse by graduating from Valley Baptist Nursing School in Harlingen, TX and passing the state board exam with the highest score in her class. In 1962 she and Barry moved with their two children to San Antonio. Tommie was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and worked as a nurse; she was an avid painter, skilled seamstress, organist and gardener. After the death of her husband she moved to Austin and resided at the Continental Retirement Community. At the Continental she made many new friends and stayed there until she became ill in September 2003. Tommie was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be missed for her sense of humor, independence, generosity, and tremendous will to live. She is survived by her sister, Joyce Osborne of Austin; son, Barrett “Barry” L. Trask, Jr. and wife Ann of Austin; daughter, Diantha Lee and husband Allen of Smithville; grandchildren, Jennifer Trask Odom and husband James, Barrett “Barry” L. Trask, III, Thomas Trask, Bonnie Lee Rohde and husband Rodney, Randy Lee, Sarah Palmer Henninger and husband Jacob; and 5 great-grandchildren, Haley and Landry Rohde, Luke Henninger, Dawson and Braden Odom. Honoring Tommie as pallbearers will be Rodney Rohde, Jacob Henninger, Dudley Morse, James Odom, Barry Trask, III, and Thomas Trask. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday, November 10, 2003 at Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress Ave., Austin, Texas. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow at Live Oak Cemetery, Manchaca, TX. Officiating will be the Pastor William Knippa and Pastor Kevin Lentz of Bethany Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress, Austin, 442-1446. You may view memorials at www.wcfish.com.