OMAHA, Neb. --
Von R. Trimble, a member of Clair Memorial UMC, a lifetime EMS member and a scoutmaster, was honored by Janice Gilmore, a columnist for the Omaha World Herald.
She noted that Trimble played in the Duke Ellington band at age 15. At age 16, he played with Lionel Hampton, and he also played with Miles Davis.
A graduate of Omaha University (now the University of Nebraska at Omaha), Trimble worked for the government for 34 years, many of them as a Social Security supervisor.
He is a 50-year volunteer for the Boy Scouts, serving as a scoutmaster, cubmaster, district chairman, and chairman of the Eagle Board of Review.
Gilmore concludes her column, “But of all the wonderful ways Trimble has served in the community, my favorite is his being my Sunday school teacher!”