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Hope E. Troman

Hope Emilia Troman, born December 6, 1977 in Plainwell, MI, passed away March 18, 2020. Hope was the youngest child and dearest daughter of the late Gordon Troman and Elizabeth (Esperanza Mata) Troman. She is survived by her four siblings Carmen (H. Steven) Reid, Tawse (Sue) Troman, Patrick Troman, and Theresa (Vincent) Wright. She is also survived by her grandfather Baudelio Mata and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Hartley and Erma Troman and Maria Luisa Mata.

Hope graduated from Plainwell High School in 1996. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was a lifelong athlete. In her younger years she played soccer, basketball and swam. In high school and college she concentrated on soccer and played all four years at VCU. She went on to coach women’s soccer at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. While in college she became interested in triathlons. She placed first in her age group in the Austrian Ironman qualifying her for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, which she completed. Hope worked for Trader Joe’s for many years which allowed her to live in different parts of the country. During this time she made lifelong friends whom she cherished. She was an avid outdoors person who loved hiking and camping, but most of all she loved spending time at the family cottage on Rennie Lake near Traverse City. Hope was a determined and dedicated person who fought cancer the way she lived her life, but even she was not able to defeat melanoma. Hope will be remembered for her sense of humor and wonderful laugh and will be lovingly missed by her family and friends. Hope’s deep faith allowed her to face cancer with courage and strength and sustained her to the end. Her extended family and friends as well as the St. Margaret’s Church family supported her with their love and prayers. The family wishes to thank Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan for their wonderful care of Hope.

A memorial mass will take place at 11:00 A.M., Friday, August 6, 2021 at St. Margaret Catholic Church with a rosary service at 10:30 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery in Otsego.

Memorials may be directed to St. Margaret’s Church, St. Vincent de Paul Ministries, or Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan.

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Condolence Messages

Sergio Garcia

March 19, 2020 at 4:37 pm

Most Sincer Condolences! In our thoughts and Prayers!


Dinah Howrigon

March 19, 2020 at 5:07 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Hopes passing. Such a beautiful person inside and out. Let me know if I can do anything.


Jack & Sandy Seiler

March 19, 2020 at 5:15 pm

To Mom Liz and all the rest of the family,

Just heard about Hope. We are so sorry for your loss.

Sending prayers for peace in your hearts.


Gary and Carol Ghastin

March 19, 2020 at 6:09 pm

To Liz and family, we are so sorry to hear of Hope’s passing. She and the family are in our prayers.


Jackie Bryan

March 19, 2020 at 6:11 pm

St Vincent de Paul Volunteers prayed for her every Thursday before we started our meetings, she was and is loved by many people. Rest in Peace Hope


JoAnn Burchett

March 19, 2020 at 7:02 pm

I’m so thankful that I got to know Hope last Fall. She was a beautiful person inside and out. My sincerest sympathies to Liz and the rest of Hope’s family. God be with you all.


Carole Culver

March 19, 2020 at 7:06 pm

Elizabeth, My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Hope is a tragic loss but she earned her place in heaven.


Jennie (Whitney) Szatkowski

March 19, 2020 at 7:24 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Hope. So many great memories I had of our childhood. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!


Terry Sapinski

March 19, 2020 at 7:57 pm

Liz, I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful, strong woman she was. Prayers for all the family.


Connie Haan

March 19, 2020 at 8:37 pm

Dear Liz and family

We were so sad to hear that Hope passed away… our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Hope was a beautiful girl and we can remember her as a young girl having a soccer ball not to far away.

Tom and Connie Haan


Anne Kirby

March 20, 2020 at 12:26 am

Liz, I was your mail lady. My deepest sympathy to you and everyone who loved Hope. Such a derp loss.


Mary Chamberlain

March 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Elizabeth and all of Hope’s Family and Friends please accept my deepest condolences. Although I didn’t know Hope I worked with Gordon and knew Elizabeth through their support of St. Margaret’s school. It is obvious she was a child of Gordon and Elizabeth. My prayers for comfort, peace and healing are with you. Micky


Kathy (Kandell) Collier

March 20, 2020 at 4:44 pm

Mrs. Troman and family:

We were so saddened to hear of Hope’s death and wanted to reach out to you. From your friendship with our parents and various ones of us overlapping with your family in school we feel you are close family friends. May your memories of Hope and sharing of those memories bring you comfort and realization that Hope is still with you.

With our prayers and love,

The Kandell family


Janet and Roy James

March 20, 2020 at 6:38 pm

So very sorry to hear about Hope. Our sincere condolences to the entire family


Mindy (Paige) Boydston

March 21, 2020 at 12:44 am

So sorry to hear of Hope’s passing. She was an amazing person. Thoughts and prayers are being sent to the family.


Stephanie Bilimoria

March 21, 2020 at 7:42 am

Dearest Tromans- I am so sorry for your unbelievable loss. Hope was such a special person. She was the kindest, funniest, most easy going person and it was a true honor to have been in her circle. I wish you all peace during this difficult time and may her memories keep you strong.


Stephanie Bilimoria

March 21, 2020 at 8:18 am

Dearest Tromans – I am so sorry for your unbelievable loss. Hope was one of the most special people I ever had the pleasure of calling a friend. She was one of the kindest, funniest, easy going l people and I am honored to have been in her circle. May your memories with Hope comfort you during this time.


Marv and Sue Brenner

March 21, 2020 at 8:23 am

To the Tromans. We send you all our hugs. I know Hope was loved and supported by each and everyone of you.


Helen and Bryan

March 21, 2020 at 11:21 am

Liz and family, We are sorry and our hearts are sad. Hope was such a special person. She will always be in our hearts. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Michelle Abbey

March 21, 2020 at 11:56 am

I remember when Hope was born. So sorry for all the family….a huge loss……❤️


Jennifer Jones-Hall

March 21, 2020 at 12:52 pm

Mrs. Troman, Carmen and the whole family:

Our sincere condolences and prayers!

Love to you all

Jennifer Jones-Hall, Jackie Jones, Jeanne Jones and Casey Jones


Josh Terpstra

March 21, 2020 at 2:05 pm

Hope will always be remembered in my mind as someone with natural beauty and the strength of inner soul. She was always friendly, warm and helpful. She made earth a better place and now the heavens get to share in the joy of Hope.


Jeanne Spagnolli

March 21, 2020 at 3:58 pm

dear Elizabeth, Iam thinking of you. I was so sorry to hear about Hope. I understand the pain of you loss. Please feel free to call me if you would like to talk. Love Jeanne Spagnoli.


Julie (Wineland) Bunday

March 21, 2020 at 7:51 pm

I was so sorry to hear about Hope. I have fond memories of times together when we were all kids. My thoughts are with all of you, I pray for peace and comfort brought by wonderful memories of her.


David Klein

March 22, 2020 at 12:39 pm

I was so saddened to see this. I never knew Hope, I was a classmate of Tawse’s during our time at St Margaret’s school. What I remember though is following Hope’s birth Mrs, Troman had brought new baby Hope into the school for everyone to see. As clear as a bell I can still see how proud Tawse was of his amazing new little sister, tapping her nose and stroking her hair. Everyone knew that Hope was extra special even then. What an incredible mark she undoubtedly left on so many people and this world!


Betty LaCoss

March 23, 2020 at 5:20 pm

So happy that Hope was a part of my life. She always brought me joy. I especially remember her during her youth group days. She always made me laugh. She never had an unkind word about anyone or anything. The world could use many more Hopes.


RuthAnne Woodhead

March 29, 2020 at 8:21 pm

So sad to hear, she was such and sweetheart Life won?t be the same. In our thoughts and prayers,sending love and hugs to you.


Vicki Deemer

April 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm

Dear Liz,

I am so sorry for your loss.

My heart breaks for you.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sincerly, Vicki Deemer


Patti Brown

July 28, 2021 at 9:10 pm

Liz, I can truly say that Hope touched mine and so many lives. Thinking of her brings an instant smile to my face. I loved her quick humor and her love of life. I pray for your family as you experience this void in your life. Knowing Hope, she won’t be far away and will most likely do things to let you know she is with you. April, Aaron and I send our love to your family.


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