Charles Carroll Funeral Home

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Charles Stanley Trom

August 23, 1940August 1, 2019

Charles Stanley Trom, affectionally known as Stan, passed away peacefully at home on August 1st, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Stan was born in Pasadena, CA to Rueben and Clara Trom on August 23rd, 1940. His family moved to Ventura, CA in 1941, where he was raised. He graduated from Ventura High School in 1958. After graduating high school, he attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington followed by UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, CA where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate. After passing the bar exam, Stan returned to Ventura where he began his career with the County of Ventura District Attorney’s Office. He was elected to the office of District Attorney and served as the District Attorney from 1973-1978. Stan was later appointed to Director of Child Support Services until his retirement in 2011.

In addition to his long and distinguished career, Stan was adventurous. He loved hiking, canoeing, and enjoyed camping with family. He created amazing experiences and left lasting memories for his family, taking them on several excursions to Mexico, Canada, and Hawaii. Stan was a talented cook and created amazing floral arrangements for various special occasions. He was a kindhearted person who made friends wherever he went.

He will be remembered for his unflappable positivity, his incredible sense of humor, and most importantly of all, his unconditional love for his family.

He will be forever remembered as a devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather, and great grandparent.

Stan is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Trom, his younger brother John Trom and his son Aaron, his sister/cousin Sandy Harvey, his children, Sara Carpenter (David), Philip Trom (Sharon), Deborah Downey (Darren), and Michael O’Boyle. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kaitlyn Feldhans (John), Michael Couch, Chris Couch (Nicole), Cailey Carpenter, Annika Trom, Olive Trom, Odin Trom, and great grandchildren Autumn Feldhans, Wyatt Feldhans, and Casey Couch. All who cherished and loved him unconditionally. Please join us in celebrating his life on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 196 N. Ashwood Avenue, Ventura, CA 93003.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 10, 2019


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Ken Sewell

August 9, 2019

I wish I could post all of the crazy videos we created together for the office! How about that hula skirt? Stan was so much fun. Half the time I didn't catch the joke - way over my head. I too was so fortunate to work with him for many years, attend the great parties, see him in his crazy costumes, and see the love he had for his family, his coworkers, and friends. Many blessings to you and the family, Margaret. He is certainly missed.

Cheryl Estes

August 8, 2019

Margaret and family, I'm heartbroken about your loss. Stan was one of the great ones, kind, generous, and funny! He was the model of a great boss and he will be missed.

Safe journey and rest in peace, Stan.

Margaret and family, know that you are surrounded by love and support. I wish you peace.

Priscilla Stevenson

August 7, 2019

The world lost an amazing person that had so many talents and did them all so well. You were so patient and kind to me and I throughly enjoyed working with you.

My heart felt condolences Margaret and family. Bill and I send you love and prayers.

Rest In Peace Boss.

Mike/Leslie Rea

August 7, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Stan's passing. He was a great person, had a great sense of humor and we always looked forward to his visits when he came into Frank's Market. He will be missed!

Sally Rivera

August 7, 2019

Margret and family I am so sorry for you loss. Stan was such an amazing man. I'm so honored to have worked for such a great director here at Child Support. Stan was loved by all staff and left a great legacy of kindness, compassion, integrity and made working at child support fun and made us a family. May this wonderful man rest in peace. God bless his family and friends.

Terri Thomas

August 7, 2019

So sorry for your loss Margaret and family! So many memories with Stan! Toro Bravos in Puerta Vallarta with Bryan! Halloween parties that were the best ever! The beautiful flower arrangements for our wedding, just to name a few. Stan was a wonderful man. He will truly be missed! Love you all!! Terri and Carl

Bob and Debbie Gates

August 6, 2019

This man... this family... Bob and I and our family feel so blessed to be called extended family !! There are many memories of times spent at holidays, birthdays, weddings, dinner dates, etc etc etc . Stan always had a smile for all even on the bad days! His sense of humor and generosity was one of a kind!!We will miss him with a heavy heart but know we will meet again!! Dance in heaven Stan !! Bob’s got Pink Floyd playing in your honor!! We send our love and everlasting prayers for comfort to Margaret and this family !! Always with our love we are here ~~~ Bob “Pink” and Debbie Gates

Barbara Stoliker

August 6, 2019

Working with Stan was such a pleasure. His wonderful sense of humor and his kindness will always be remembered. The Halloween and Christmas parties were legendary. Margaret and family, know that his life touched so many people in a positive way. Hugs to you...

Linda Dippel

August 6, 2019

Such a huge loss of a great man. Stan spent many years as a public servant and so many benefited from his legal and leadership skills. His sense of humor was always on display. I remember him coming to a CSFC meeting dressed in a Southwest uniform and threw peanuts at everyone stating he traveled so much Southwest gave him a job. My sincere condolences to Margaret and his children. God has a special place for such a special man.

Wayne Doss

August 5, 2019

Stan was such a wonderful colleague and friend. I enjoyed so many great hours working with him and spending time in his company, often when demands called for traveling to one meeting or conference or another. His humor and good nature were always on display, whether on the job or in off hours. He was a genuinely good man and all who knew him will miss him, Margaret and his family most of all.

God’s rest, Stan.