Emile Jean Trimble

December 15, 1957 - November 27, 2012
Emile Jean Trimble

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Emile Jean Trimble, age 54, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 15, 1957. Emile was preceded in death by her mother, Nadine Trimble and brother, Philip Trimble.

Emile received her BA degree from Mary Washington and her Masters in Theater from UNC Chapel Hill. She was employed at Busch Gardens for 25 years as a theater director, writer, actor and singer.

Emile was a devoted daughter to Rev. James A. Trimble (Gail); dear sister of Martin Trimble (Colette); loving sister-in-law to Jennifer Trimble; loving aunt of Elias, Delia, Shane, James Thomas and Isabelle Trimble.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Martins Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Reading Is Fundamental, 1255 23rd NW #30, Washington D.C. 20037 or www.rif.org/.


Saturday, December 15, 2012
12:00 AM

St. Martins Episcopal Church - Directions
1333 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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  • December 03, 2012
    Ron Daum says:
    A gracious lady and a guiding light to hear her voice was to hear an angel sing. We behold your addition to the heavenly choir. Te Adoro

  • December 16, 2012
    melinda springer rowe says:
    Emile was a special person and will be missed

  • December 04, 2012
    Allen V. Carter says:
    Emile, I haven't the words to express my gratitude for your tutelage over the 15 seasons I spent at BGW. I'll state only this: you taught with love, passion, understanding, and a commitment to creating professionals from the raw talent provided you each and every year. Every performer was an individual task, and it was never an imposition for you to bring out the best in us. You will always be an inspiration to me and every performer you touched with your own talent. Be well, "Sweety." -AVC

  • December 04, 2012
    Jay Hutchins says:
    I can not believe I'm sitting here writing about this magnificent, and multi-talented woman. When I first met Emile I was a small town "kid" of 25. I was a last minute shot in the dark to fill a vacant position of the RainMaker, a strolling character at Busch Gardens. I thought I had talent until I was hired and saw the caliber of the performers that were already there. Emile's approach to all of us was to let us explore our character on our own. We would add in our own little bits of gold to the script that would then be passed on to the next person, and so on. It allowed us to be unafraid to try something new, develop our confidence levels (which I desperately needed), and to grow and spread or wings a bit. What she may or may not have known is that she let us all grow personally and professionally, to love who were COULD be as performers and that love translated over to her for her open door, generous approach to the craft. I don't think I've ever felt like this, where I want to cry for our loss, but at the same time have laughed SO HARD at some of the memories, reliving the characters I helped bring life to over the years! She was a dear friend as well as a mentor, a line that few could walk. She made me a better performer, a better person, a more confident person, and all of that has helped make me the person I am today. I will miss her until the day, God willing, that I get to see her again in Heaven. We love you, Emile!

  • April 16, 2013
    Hamilton Gillett says:
    I have just recently learned of Emile's passing. We had not been in touch in many years but she was a dear friend and very talented classmate in grad school. I will never forget her singing, "Smile" by Charlie Chaplin in acting class one day. It was breathtaking. She was a kind and caring presence in my life for 3 short years. I am thinking of her with love and gratitude today.