Mildred H. Truban of Winchester, Virginia, known as AMillie, born September 8, 1925, in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, died on July 24, 2014. She is survived by her six children – John W. Truban, Winchester, Virginia, and his wife, Cheryl L. Truban; Rebecca Truban Cooper, Woodstock, Virginia, and her husband, John B. Cooper; David H. Truban, Mt. Airy, North Carolina, and his wife, Judith S. Truban; Peter A. Truban, Woodstock, Virginia; Thomas S. Truban, Woodstock, Virginia, and his wife, Melissa O. Truban; and William A. Truban, Jr., Winchester, Virginia, and his wife, Selena H. Truban. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Marjorie H. Kiser of North Huntington, Pennsylvania. Two brothers, Warren H. Hayes of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Robert S. Hayes of Hanover, Pennsylvania, and one sister, Betty Hayes Wilson of Winchester, Virginia, have predeceased her. Mrs. Truban was married for 58 years to William A. Truban, known as ADoc who died in 2007.
Mrs. Truban was active with her family, her husband’s veterinary practice and state senate activities, and her church, Woodstock United Methodist Church. She has suffered from Alzheimer’s in the later years of her life and resided at Westminster Canterbury, Winchester, Virginia. She graduated from West Penn Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and was a registered nurse. She and her husband, Bill Truban, were married on May 28, 1949, and settled in Woodstock, Virginia in 1953, where they maintained Shenandoah Animal Hospital for more than 50 years. In addition to raising her family, she was an avid tennis player and garden club member, but considered her work for the church to be of paramount importance.
A memorial service will be held at the Woodstock United Methodist Church on August 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Gifts may be made to Woodstock United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Woodstock, Virginia.