Roberta “Birdie” Trail

Roberta “Birdie” Trail of Rush Oaks Apts. in Rush City died Wednesday, December 28 at her home at the age of 68.

Roberta was born to Irene (Brazil) and George Warren in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 16, 1943. She attended Central High School in Minneapolis and moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1962.

She worked at various jobs in Portland until moving to Lewiston, Idaho, in 1976.  In 1995, Roberta “Birdie” moved back to Minnesota. She lived with her daughter in Rush City and for the last five years at the Rush Oaks Apartments.

Her various occupations included working as a machinist, telephone operator for Pacific Northwestern Bell, a bullet maker in a munitions plant in Idaho and a gas station attendant for Citgo/Clark gas in Rush City.

Birdie loved her soap operas, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and baking.

More than these things, Birdie loved her grandkids and great-grandson.

Birdie Trail is survived by her children: Carrie (Gerard) Abamonte of Frankfort, Germany; Mark (Joelle) Olson of Crystal; Anita Lydon of Braham; grandchildren: Amanda (Mike) Torres, Jacob Strike, Max Mazur, Matthew Olson; great-grandchild Felipe Torres, brother Raymond Warren, sisters: Shirley Champagne, Donna Owatta, Carol King, Diane Hausknecht; sister-in-law Jean Warren.

Birdie is preceded in death by her parents George and Irene Warren, brothers: George Warren Jr., and Richard Carmichael.

A time of remembrance and visitation was held on Monday, January 2, 2012 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rush Oaks Apartments community room.

Funeral arrangements for Roberta Trail were entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service, Olson Chapel of Rush City.

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