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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

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Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Apr 05 2016 :  1:26:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dear Farmgirls, it is with a heavy heart that I am passing on this bad news about one of our sisters. Portia Troupe was killed in a car accident yesterday. She was an art enthusiast and a regular swapper and leader on our forum; she was especially supportive of me while I worked to get our mail art program off the ground. I am so very saddened by the news and I'm trying to figure out how we might honor her memory this month. I am sending a card to her husband Don, but I was also thinking it would be nice to send something a little more special that would reflect our condolences. Maybe a collage of pictures of the mail art she contributed?? Please flood my inbox with ideas and I will make it happen.

I hugged my family extra tight last night and told them how much I love them. Portia's death is a reminder that everything can change in one instant.


Kristi
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6726 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6726 Posts

Posted - Apr 05 2016 :  2:13:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, a beautiful idea to honor her somehow. She touched so many of our lives in many ways.

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

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kymomma4
True Blue Farmgirl

516 Posts

RoDonna
Frankfort Kentucky
USA
516 Posts

Posted - Apr 05 2016 :  5:52:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm going to be sending a card too. I think your idea is great! My heart just breaks for them.

RoDonna

Farmgirl #2361
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Bleeni
True Blue Farmgirl

136 Posts

Aimee
Jefferson Maine
USA
136 Posts

Posted - Apr 06 2016 :  03:51:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
God bless a creative and giving soul and give peace and healing to her family.

Bleeni
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Christy925
True Blue Farmgirl

476 Posts

Christy
Midland Michigan
USA
476 Posts

Posted - Apr 06 2016 :  03:52:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will mail a card also...I am so sad. I don't interact often with you girls...but I know you're all here.

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farmtn
Farmgirl in Training

22 Posts

Beth
Quebeck Tennessee
22 Posts

Posted - Apr 06 2016 :  08:28:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh this breaks my heart. Portia sent me the sweetest little fairy book for January mail art. Christy I will email you a photo of the book. Prayers for her family and friends...Beth
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5264 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5264 Posts

Posted - Apr 06 2016 :  09:47:38 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I am also sending a card to her husband and family. This was such a shock to all of us. I swapped many items with her. Let me see what I have that she sent me.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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farmtn
Farmgirl in Training

22 Posts

Beth
Quebeck Tennessee
22 Posts

Posted - Apr 06 2016 :  11:31:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Portia Lynn Troupe of Johnson City, New York died on Monday, April 3, 2016.

She was born Feb. 29, 1952 in Shelbyville. Survivors include her husband Donald Troupe of Johnson City; son Greg H. Troupe, daughter Alexandria Troupe, both of Binghamton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law James P. and Corinne Troupe; and cousins.

She was saved at 15 and joined the Garrison Forks Baptist Church in Beech Grove. She was raised by her aunt and uncle Rex and Hazel Shelton and graduated from Central High School in 1970. She was a school teacher. Portia was teased her entire life for her size. As she often said "dynamite comes in small packages." She was a mother to all and a mentor to everyone, helping people regardless of the hour. She died as she lived, helping others. She was a member of the CrossPoint Community Church, Binghamton.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 3 p.m. at the CrossPoint Community Church, 1 Grand Blvd., Binghamton, New York. Rev. Marsh Sorber will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday at 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Flowers are appreciated or donations in her memory may be made to a Memorial Fund at the CrossPoint Community Church, 1 Grand Blvd., Binghamton NY 13905
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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Apr 06 2016 :  12:30:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Beth for that information. We were searching for an address to send flowers from the Farmgirl Sisterhood.

Kristi
Farmgirl Sister #6

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Kitty Komforts
Farmgirl at Heart

7 Posts

Danielle
Ridgefield Washington
USA
7 Posts

Posted - Apr 06 2016 :  11:00:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Kristi...I am new to the farmgirl family this year and am so very sorry for your loss; I am sending great love and care for all who knew Portia and her loved ones.



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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4310 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4310 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2016 :  05:22:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just saw this sad news on another post. How horrible. What a loss.

Prayers for her family.

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole

Farmgirl Sister #1155
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

3890 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
3890 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2016 :  07:27:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am still in shock, like all of you! I sent you an email Kristi.

Connie-Killarney
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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2016 :  08:57:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I am sharing the flowers we are sending to Portia's family, with all of our love from all of us farmgirls.

Kristi
Farmgirl Sister #6

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Bleeni
True Blue Farmgirl

136 Posts

Aimee
Jefferson Maine
USA
136 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2016 :  09:06:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristi:
Can I help with any of the flower cost?

Bleeni
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4272 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4272 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2016 :  10:14:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The flowers are beautiful, Kristi. Thank-you for sharing the photo with us. The bouquet feels very reminiscent of our beloved MaryJanesFarm!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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Running waters
True Blue Farmgirl

81 Posts

Kathleen
Custer SD
USA
81 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2016 :  2:23:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too was moved by this news. I pray God will rush his loving arms around all of her family.
To Portia, Until we meet again at the rainbow bridge. Farmgirl hugs Portia. Kathleen

Have a blessed day. Farmgirl Sister #6701
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becky 2002
True Blue Farmgirl

94 Posts

Becky
Williamsport Ohio
94 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2016 :  2:34:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The flowers look beautiful - thank-you for doing that
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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2016 :  4:38:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, we felt that bouquet was more reflective of our farmgirl style and Portia herself. And thanks for your offer Aimee, MaryJanesFarm took care of it

Kristi
Farmgirl Sister #6

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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1174 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1174 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2016 :  6:37:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Portia and I swapped quite a few times as well, I will send you some photos of the beautiful things she made for me for the book Kristi, what a great idea.

Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

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mjscanlan
True Blue Farmgirl

218 Posts

Mary Jo
Dennison Minnesota
USA
218 Posts

Posted - Apr 08 2016 :  05:23:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am just stunned and saddened. With all the art and creative cards that I have received from her over the past years, it feels like I know her. God's strength and Grace to her family during this time. I know she was received with open arms by Heaven and all the Angels.

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
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Alise
True Blue Farmgirl

156 Posts

Alise
United States Minnesota
156 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2016 :  11:33:20 AM  Show Profile  Send Alise an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Oh, this is so sad! I received a wonderful felt heart from Portia in one of the swaps- it's big and happy and I had told her it seemed like she had sent a big hug to me through the mail. I am sorry I am unable to get a copy of it sent off to you, though, Kristi, to add to your collage. Thank you for sharing the photo of the flowers you sent- they are beautiful.

Blessings to you on your life's journey.
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meguira
True Blue Farmgirl

341 Posts

Marilou
Quebec
Canada
341 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2016 :  7:10:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This i so sad. She was extraordinaire! She has been so very encouraging and positive! A great loss.
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Bear5
True Blue Farmgirl

13047 Posts


Louisiana/Texas
USA
13047 Posts

Posted - Apr 20 2016 :  10:37:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very sad news. Portia was a blessing to me, always so sweet and thoughtful. She will be missed.
Marly

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." Elisabeth Kurler-Ross
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Sobyn
True Blue Farmgirl

752 Posts

Sabrina
Kansas
USA
752 Posts

Posted - Apr 22 2016 :  10:06:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm so sorry to hear this, I didn't know her but my thoughts and prayers are with her family!

Sabrina

Farmgirl Sister #3275
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Bluedog355
True Blue Farmgirl

127 Posts

Diana
Alstead New Hampshire
USA
127 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2016 :  8:08:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So saddened by this news. Thank you Kristi for sending flowers and leading the way to offer support to her family.

Diana
Farmgirl Sister 6578
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2016 :  08:31:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Kitty!

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