Norma Jean (Parker) Trimmer was proud of her British citizenship and Scottish upbringing. She also loved her dream home on the beach in Pass Christian, but more than anything, she loved her family and her dog, JD.
Trimmer, 66, cherished any time she could spend with her four grandchildren, even if it was a phone call, said her son Dan Addabbo, and with her family scattered throughout the United States and England it was hard to get together as much as she would have liked.
A few years ago she got to take a cruise with her two Florida grandchildren, and a high point in her life came last year when she traveled to England with Addabbo and her two Minnesota grandchildren to visit family.
"It really meant a lot to her to have her brothers and sister and their families meet her grandchildren," Addabbo said.
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Because she didn't want to leave her dog, Trimmer rode Katrina out at home.
"She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and little dog, JD," Addabbo said.