Mary Ann Graham Trulock


Obituary Notice

Mary Ann Graham Trulock, Age 70, of Little Rock, Arkansas, departed this life suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, February 7, 2004. She was born on July 14, 1933, to the late Watkins Poe Graham, a third generation Arkansan, and the late Inez Dorothy Ward, a fourth generation Texan. In addition to being a devoted mother and faithful friend, Mrs. Trulock was a lifelong educator whose passions included reading, creative writing, growing plants and flowers, watching birds, traveling, and enjoying good times and laughter with company.

Family and friends will remember her as a joyous, unselfish, nurturing, caring, and thoughtful person who lived life for the moment and set a wonderful example of growing older lightheartedly. She was the loving widow of Walter Nichols Trulock, III. Survivors include two children, Sara Sloan Goodrich and Graham F. Sloan, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Sloan Goodrich and Andrew Floyd Goodrich.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 10, 2004 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., at Ruebel Funeral Home, 6313 West Markham Street, Little Rock. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott Street, Little Rock, with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Heifer Project International or the American Red Cross.

Register Book

  • With warm memories of your wit and wisdom.
    Kyran Pittman
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Here's to a kind and gentle soul who I am proud to claim as "my cousin."
    Jim Herden 
    (second cousin)
    Little Rock, Araknsas
  • Your mother was such a delight to know. I became acquainted with her at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Writing camp this summer...She just sent me a copy of her stories. I will truly miss her smile, joy, and wonderful sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this very difficult time. I will forever treasure the book she sent me.
    Terry Johnson
    Corning, Arkansas
  • You are remembered with love, warmth and a smile always, sister-girl!
    Pamela A. Copeland 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Her many kinknesses will be remembered with thanks.
    Julie Cantrell
    Little Rock, Arkansas 
  • Thank you for all you gave, Mary Ann.
    Rhonda Troillett
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Please see memorial tribute and photo at .
    David Trulock
    Austin, Texas
  • Mary Ann, You are loved and will be missed.
    Amy M. Brooks
    Medical Records 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • With loving memories of my new friend and mentor
    Deanna Webster
    Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Education Center
    Piggott, Arkansas
  • We can only hope to be blessed with the full and complete moments that you lived each day. I am so lucky to have been able to share so many of them with you. I miss your love already.
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Robert Lamm
    Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • As a fellow female writer, she was an inspiration and a joy to learn from. I am happy for the brief opportunity I had to spend time with Mary Ann.
    Margaret Vardaman Hicks
    Hernando, Mississippi