Fern (Skinner) Trost
Fern (Skinner) Trost, a long time resident of Canby, died on September 16, 2021 at Rackleff Place Assisted living in Canby at age 95.
Fern Violet, the only child of Frank and Rosalie Blecha, was born on May 26, 1926 in Liberty Nebraska. In March 1936, because of the dust bowl, they moved to Chiloquin Or. Shortly thereafter, they came up the valley and she graduated 8th grade at Mulino in 1940.
That same year, her parents purchased a Jiffy-way luncheon located in Barlow. Fern worked there as a waitress until she had children. She graduated from Canby High School in 1944. October 1946 she married Lyman Skinner, and they were married until Lyman died in 1974. They had 3 children, Mark (deceased), Vicki Reece, Shelley Knopp (Dan). In September 1975 she married LeRoy Trost and was blessed with a step son Sam(Johanna). In 1986 after 26 years as an instructional aid in the Canby School District she retired. Fern and Lee enjoyed traveling up until Lee's death in 2000. In her later years she enjoyed spending time with her 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.