Carlton, Trudy L. Born in Estherville, IA on August 27, 1944. She attended schools In Estherville and Spirit Lake, and obtained her Teaching Degree at the University of Iowa. Married to husband Jim for 44 years. During Jim’s Air Force career she taught at several bases across the US. She represented World Book Educational Products for 23 years. Trudy was a source of inspiration to many during her 12-year battle with breast cancer, lighting up a room with her Infectious smile and vivacious personality. She passed into God’s hands on December 2, 2011. Survived by husband, several relatives, and numerous friends. An active member of her church, the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Social Order of the Beauceant, and PEO. Visitation from 4-6pm Wednesday at Bellevue Memorial Chapel, with an Eastern Star Memorial Service at 6 pm. Funeral service at 10 am Thursday at St. James United Methodist Church In Bellevue. Final resting place Bellevue Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. James United Methodist Church.