Official Obituary of

Della Triplett Trivette

March 26, 1926 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Della Trivette Obituary

Mrs. Della Cox Triplett Trivette, age 97, of Deep Gap, the Triplett community, passed away Sunday evening, March 10, 2024 at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living of Boone. Born March 26, 1926 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Fred and Betty Broyhill Cox. Mrs. Trivette was a member of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church and also attended Liberty Grove Baptist Church.

Della, always the loving wife and wonderful mother, was a lady with a lovely disposition and always the sweetest smile. She was known as the lady of the community with beautiful flower beds and a bountiful annual vegetable garden, always ready to share the bounty with everyone. Everyone bragged about the taste of her famous biscuits. Occasionally she was known to slip off to the creek and catch trout to serve her family a fish dinner.

Mrs. Trivette is survived by her daughters, Brenda Triplett Dew and husband, Eddie, of Wilkesboro and Phyllis J. Triplett of Deep Gap; sister, Barbara Cox Melton of Happy Valley and step-sons, David Trivette and wife, Marcella, of West Jefferson and J. C. Trivette of Fleetwood. Twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank M. Triplett, her second husband, Clemon S. Trivette; son, Ronald Triplett and an infant son and infant daughter; three sisters, Anna Lee Miller, Vera Hendrix and Mary Lou Wellborn; and two brothers, Don and Carson Cox and a great grandson.

Celebration of Life services for Della Cox Triplett Trivette will be conducted Thursday afternoon, March 14, 2024, at 3 o’clock at the Austin and Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. John Elledge. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 o’clock, prior to services, at Austin and Barnes. Burial will be private.

The family wishes to share a sincere ‘Thank You’ to the staff at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living and to Medi Home Health and Hospice for the loving care they provided to Della and our family.

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March 14, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Austin and Barnes Funeral Home Chapel
194 Queen Street
Boone, NC 28607

A Celebration of Life
March 14, 2024

3:00 PM
Austin and Barnes Funeral Home Chapel
194 Queen Street
Boone, NC 28607

Private Interment


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