Georgina “Gigi” Mary Lloyd Trentman died peacefully at home in Murray, Utah surrounded by family on July 8, 2021.
Gigi was born on July 25, 1946 to Georgina and John Henry Lloyd Jr. in South Bend, Indiana, the youngest of three children. She attended parochial elementary and high schools in South Bend, and soon after graduating met the love of her life. On November 27, 1965 Gigi married Richard “Ric” B. Trentman Jr. in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in South Bend. Upon Ric’s graduation from University of Notre Dame in 1966, the couple moved to Texas and later settled in Murray, Utah in 1972. In later years, Ric would endearingly refer to Gigi as the Blonde Beast of the West (BBTW).
In Utah, Gigi became a fixture in the St. Vincent de Paul and Judge Memorial Catholic High School communities. She dedicated much of her time to leading and volunteering at school activities, and especially devoted energy to the St. Vincent de Paul Parish, through which Gigi founded the Progressive Bridge Program. Gigi also demonstrated her passion for the parish through her deep faith and devotion to the Church. Apart from these communities, for a number of years in the 1980s, Gigi was the president of the Murray Bonnet Ball League.
Gigi was perhaps most proud that all of her children were educated at St. Vincent’s and Judge Memorial, and that all earned college degrees. Gigi’s commitment to these school communities and her children’s participation in many activities established lasting friendships which she cherished dearly. Gigi said, “It’s an open door here at our home, and you know what, we wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Gigi’s commitment and love for family was her mission and our greatest gift. Gigi has five living children: Ric (Ann); Gina (Lee); Rene (Erik); Bill (Erika); and Jason (Jen). Her daughter Cecilia “Cece” Ann died in 1986 at the age of 15. Gigi was especially happy that all her children have enduring marriages ranging from 19 to 31 years that have resulted in 12 grandchildren; Megan, Maddy, Devan, Hannah, Gilli, Annie, Cooper, Tatum, Oliver, Erik Jr., Will, and Elliot were all recipients of Gigi’s devotion and love.
Gigi was a breast cancer survivor of more than 40 years. Her generosity, support, love, and compassion never waivered. She was fiercely strong and beloved by many. Gigi is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, John H. Lloyd III and William Lloyd. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Utah. Donations can be made by clicking on the donation link or via check to:
The American Cancer Society
375 E 100 S SLC UT 84111
A celebration of Gigi’s life will be on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul, 1375 Spring Lane, Salt Lake City, Utah 84117.