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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On February 5, 2021 @ 10:28 am In Obituary | 3 Comments

Charlene Marie Aschenbrenner

Charleyne Aschenbrenner of Fountain Hills AZ passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family January 31, 2021 at the age of 92. Char was born January 3, 1929 in Pasadena, CA to William and Charleyne Nobes. After growing up in California she found her way to Phoenix Arizona where she met and married Ralph Trompeter. Char was a caring and fun-loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, and great grandmother who had many friends in many places. She was fun to be with and appreciated her many close friendships.

After 28 years of marriage to Ralph Trompeter, Ralph passed at the age of 54. After a time of mourning and learning to move forward, Ralph’s trusted and longtime best friend and fraternity brother at Northwestern University Frank Aschenbrenner (Ralph, Char & Frank were friends for many years) helped Char get her life back together. As luck and good fortune would have it Frank & Char began dating and ultimately were happily married for 30 blissful years until his passing in 2012. Char and Asch were the perfect couple, traveling often to Hawaii, Fiji and other exotic locations. Char’s favorite place to spend time was in Laguna Beach, CA which she visited 2 or 3 times a year. Char felt very fortunate to have found love twice living a very fulfilling life with Frank in Fountain Hills.

In addition to her parents Char was preceded in death by husband Ralph deceased 1981, husband and best friend Frank Aschenbrenner deceased 2012 and brothers Bud and Jack Nobes. She is survived by son Rob Duncan (Andrea) from a previous marriage, son PJ Trompeter (Sheryl), daughter Pam Aguilu and son Paul Trompeter (Roxanne) plus 8 grand kids and 10 great-grand kids, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to acknowledge the special effort and time given by Paul Trompeter to support and care for Char in the late stage of life. He put his life on pause to be her caregiver for an extended period of time and for that we are most appreciative. Thank you, Paul.

A Funeral Mass will be Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. All Covid protocol will be observed including masks required and proper social distancing. A viewing opportunity is available prior to mass from 12:30 P.M. to 1:15 P.M. with private interment to follow for family only.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, 10755 N. 124th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85259.
Following interment, a Celebration Of Life for Char will be held from 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. at:
Saddle Bronc Grill, 11056 N. Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.

In lieu of flowers, Char has always supported ST. Jude Children’s Hospital. (stjude.org) Thank you for supporting this worthy cause in her memory.

For those that are unable to attend, to view the virtual service remotely, please visit the church’s facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stbernardofclairvauxscottsdale/live or by going to tinyurl.com/rrmdwnhl on Monday 2/8/2021 @ 1:00 P.M. Mountain Standard Time. You can also find streaming instructions listed on the church website the day of the Mass. If you are having difficulty viewing the live stream or have other technical issues/questions, please contact us by sending an email to char.memorial@gmail.com”
Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.


Condolences for the family of “ASCHENBRENNER, CHARLEYNE (TROMPETER)”

Condolence from Posey Nash on February 5th, 2021 1:28 pm

Dear Pam,
My heart is heavy for you. May your Mom have eternal rest God’s heavenly kingdom.

Condolence from Peter Banko on February 6th, 2021 10:15 am

Dear Rob, PJ, Pam, Paul and your families,
I was deeply saddened to read about the passing of your mom. I have been thinking about our families when we were back-to-back neighbors, so many years ago. We were kids and our parents were so young, vital, fun loving and attractive. Those were good days. The memory of your mother will always remain bright in my mind and heart. I am sorry for your loss. I celebrate Char’s life and mourn her with you.
With warmest condolences,
Peter & Pari Banko and Kathy Banko— on behalf of the Banko Family: Bud, Eve and Susie

Condolence from John Jensen and Joyce Janiga on February 8th, 2021 5:00 pm

We are so saddened to hear of Char’s passing. She was a welcome presence when we went into the Saddle Bronc, and we always enjoyed her bright disposition and enjoyable chat. She was a wonderful lady who left an imprint on all she met, and she will be sorely missed.

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