Christine R. "Chris" (Saalman) Trumbo

August 9, 1953 ~ August 5, 2019 (age 65)

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Branchville, Indiana –

Christine R. “Chris” Trumbo, 65, passed away on August 5, 2019 on her farm in Branchville.


She was born in Austin, Texas, on August 9, 1953, the daughter of Major Otis E. and Agnes (Laurent) Saalman. 


A 1971 graduate of Cannelton High School, Chris then worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years, having served as Postmaster for Branchville and Bristow.  She was currently working at Marcy’s in Leopold. In her spare time, Chris spent lots of time in her shop and was somewhat a “jack of all trades”, from making wedding dresses as a gifted seamstress to installing kitchen cabinets as a gift to her daughter.  From a young age, her true passion was her love of horses, caring for them daily on her farm.


She was a member of Mount Eden Baptist Church in Hancock County, Kentucky and American Quarter Horse Association. 


Surviving are her husband, Wayne Trumbo, Branchville; son, Jeff Roark (Charlotte Taylor), Tell City; daughter, Melissa Billow (“Bug”), Leopold; siblings, Steve Saalman, Tell City, Bob Saalman(Sharon), Bloomfield, Jane Flamion (Kenny), Branchville, Mark Saalman (Tammy),Branchville, Richard Saalman, Hawesville, Kentucky, Mary Alexander (David), Derby and Peggy Mullis (Terry), Branchville; grandchildren, David Thompson, Sidney Taylor, Kayla Billow and Kara Billow.  Preceding her in death was her sister, Mary Jane Saalman in infancy and brothers, Jim Saalman and Cody Saalman.



Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Mount Eden Baptist Church in Hancock County, Kentucky with burial in Walker Cemetery in Branchville.  Visitation will be from 3:00 until 7:00 PM on Wednesday at Huber Funeral Home, Cannelton Chapel, and from 9:00 AM until service time at church.


Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Eden Baptist Church or American Heart Association. 

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August 7, 2019

3:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Huber Funeral Home
129 North Sixth Street
Cannelton, IN 47520

Funeral Service
August 8, 2019

10:00 AM
Mount Eden Baptist Church, Hancock County, Walker Cemetery, Branchville, Kentucky

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