Retired IMB missionary to Lebanon, Vivian Trimble, dies
Jan 25, 2013

MILTON (FBW)—Vivian Paulk Trimble, 87, retired IMB missionary to the Middle East, died Dec. 20 in Milton. She and her husband James W. (Bill) Trimble served more than 30 years in Lebanon, and among the people of Egypt, Greece, Morocco and Cyprus.

After serving churches in Mississippi and Louisiana, the Trimbles were appointed in 1960 to Beirut, Lebanon, where they remained with the Lebanese people throughout the civil war, often sleeping in basements and bomb shelters while mortar shells fell. She taught English to high school and seminary students, and mentored Arab Baptist ministers’ wives. 

Bill and Vivian Trimble retired to Milton in 1990 to be near family. At the time of her death, Vivian Trimble was a member of First Baptist Church in Milton.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bill; her children, Jerree Sanders, Becky Young and Paul Trimble; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions through your local church or go online to

You must be login before you can leave a comment. Click here to Register if you are a new user.