Emily D. Trautman

April 22, 2020
Emily D. Trautman

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Emily D. Trautman, 80, departed this mortal plane Wednesday, April 22. She passed away peacefully at home in her sleep.

Graduated from James Blair High School in 1958, Mrs. Trautman was retired from Colonial Williamsburg after many years working at the Goodwin Building and the Department of Antique Collections.

Emily is predeceased by her husband, James W. Trautman, and is survived by her son, Matt Seats of Williamsburg; her daughter, Tracy Lewis of Williamsburg; her brother, Paul Drake of Victoria, Texas; four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

Per her wishes, her ashes will be spread among the Blue Ridge Mountains in Boone, NC. There will be a private gathering at a later date. Her headstone, and that of her husband, is located at Lyles Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Virginia.

In lieu of sending flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Sentara Hospice through the Sentara Foundation at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4688527.

Checks may be mailed to Sentara Foundation – Hampton Roads, 6015 Poplar Hall Drive, Suite 308, Norfolk, VA, 23502. Condolences will be received by her son at

Matt Seats, 800 Penniman Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185


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  • April 29, 2020
    Sherri M Cooper lit a candle:
    Lit since April 29, 2020 at 4:40:35 PM

  • April 30, 2020
    Rosie Moher says:
    My condolences to and your family Matt.

  • April 30, 2020
    Margie Gill says:
    Matt & Tracy, I treasure the time I spent with your Mom at CWF Department of Collections. She was truly one of my best friends there. A wonderful lady and she will be missed. May God Bless you & family.