Trula Kielblock, a resident of Drain, Or. died on AUG 29, 2020 at the age of 70. Trula was born
in Bluff City, Tennessee. She was the loving partner and best friend of her husband Jim
Kielblock. Trula is survived by four children: Michael, Molly, Ty, Stacey, and favorite niece Tara
Richardson. She has 12 grandchildren: Laek, Colt, Quincy, Isaac, Roxy, Zoey, Kody, Kassie,
Reilly, Delaney, McKenna, Grady as well as many Nieces and nephews, and one sister Barbara
Trula graduated from Eastern Washington with an English degree and a minor in law. She
worked as a juvenile parole officer In Albany OR until she and Jim stepped out on a limb and
purchased Shelter Cove Resort & Marina on Odell Lake. Jim and Trula owned and operated
Shelter Cove for 19 years developing many life long friends during their time on the mountain.
Trula was the biggest animal lover ever. She had names for all the forest animals at Shelter
cove. She was also an author, publishing a beautiful story about a wild wolf named “Loner”
who frequented the resort, and became know as “The Spirit of Odell Lake”.
Trula was best known for being a fabulous cook, baker, doing arts and crafts as well as a
beautiful interior home designer. She authored a cookbook of over 400 of her favorite recipes.
She loved music, dancing and most of all her little Chihuahua (Itty Bitty). Trula’s life was spent
loving, helping and caring for her family, friends and countless others. She will be missed by so
many and loved in the hearts and minds of all those she touched. We may have lost a treasure
but heaven gained a gem.
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