Carolise Trupp (Ms C.T.) passed away peacefully in her sleep July 11, 2023, at the age of 95. She is survived by her son Ted Trupp of Auburn, and by granddaughters Samantha Trupp of Atlanta, Georgia, and Kendall (Zac) Smith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is predeceased by sons Travis Trupp and Michael Trupp and by her brother Samuel Means.

Carolise was born in Hardeetown, Florida, on March 14, 1928. Soon thereafter, her parents, Sam, a veteran of WW1, and Elise Means, moved the family to Miami, Florida. She attended and graduated from Miami Edison High School. Along with her husband Ted, she raised three boys. She also worked as the executive secretary of Miami Elevator Company for 37 years.

After retirement in 1997, Carolise moved to Auburn to be close to her young granddaughters. Helping to raise the girls was the joy of her life. Besides the grandkids, her other interests included sports (especially baseball), birds and traveling. She was a supporter of the National Audubon Society and took many trips with that organization, including to Australia, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Other excursions took her to Europe and on many cruises to the Caribbean. She also enjoyed playing bingo with her girlfriends and once in a while she enjoyed a trip to a casino and the blackjack table.

Carolise was a proud supporter of Auburn baseball. She was a member of The Auburn Diamond Club — a booster organization for the sport. She attended many of the games with her granddaughters and she always kept a scorebook. She also became a greeter at the Auburn University Bookstore and was the subject of a number of essays written by AU students for their English classes.

In her later years, Carolise spent many hours sitting on the front porch watching birds at the feeder. She had an easy smile, loved to laugh and was always happy to see family and friends. She was kind to everyone.

An informal memorial service with be held at the Town Creek Cemetery pavilion on Monday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Disabled Veterans of America or to The National Audubon Society