STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian household was well-known for being depicted within the musical and beloved film “The Sound of Music,” has died. She was 90.
Eleonore “Lorli” von Trapp Campbell died Sunday in Northfield, Vermont. The demise was confirmed by The Day Funeral House in Randolph, Vermont.
Campbell was born in Salzburg, Austria, the second daughter of Georg and Maria von Trapp and a youthful stepsibling to the older von Trapp kids who went on to be depicted in stage and movie.
The household escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 and carried out live performance excursions all through Europe and America. The household settled in Vermont within the early Nineteen Forties and opened a ski lodge in Stowe.
The Austrian traditions her mom delivered to Vermont from Europe performed an enormous half within the household life, daughter Hope McAndrew, of East Hardwick, Vermont, mentioned Thursday.
Whereas McAndrew mentioned all of them knew each phrase from the songs from “The Sound of Music,” in addition they knew the songs the household sang whereas touring North America, lengthy earlier than the musicals.
“They did wonderful Christmas concert events that she would describe to us. They usually had been actually touching,” McAndrew mentioned. “She had very fond reminiscences of these Christmas concert events.”
“The Sound of Music,” was a musical play and film primarily based loosely on a 1949 e-book by Maria von Trapp, who died in 1987. It tells the story of an Austrian lady who married a widower with seven kids and teaches them music.
Campbell’s father, Austrian naval Capt. Georg von Trapp and his first spouse, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, had seven kids who had been the idea for the singing household within the musical and movie. Maria married the captain after Whitehead von Trapp died and taught her new stepchildren music. They’re all now deceased.
Georg von Trapp and Maria von Trapp went on to have three extra kids, who weren’t depicted within the film; Campbell was the second. Campbell’s siblings, Rosmarie von Trapp and Johannes von Trapp, reside in Stowe.
Campbell’s first profession was singing soprano as a member of the Trapp Household Singers, which traveled internationally and to all the United States, besides South Dakota and Hawaii, till she married Hugh David Campbell in 1954, the obituary mentioned.
“The lifetime of singing on tour is one which includes a rare quantity of self-discipline and arduous work, and my mom lived as a youngster singing lead soprano, evening after evening after evening, and toured a lot of the 12 months, and it actually formed who she was,” Campbell’s daughter Elizabeth Peters, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, mentioned Thursday.
“She was a really disciplined, lady, and but she missed out on most of the issues that the remainder of us loved in highschool and faculty years and but she was very grateful for all of the journey and the expertise she had,” Peters mentioned.
After Campbell married in 1954, she supported her husband, a coach and instructor, in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, whereas elevating seven daughters. In 1975, the household moved to Waitsfield, Vermont. She taught her women to cook dinner, bake, backyard, sew, knit, darn, and make butter and ice cream from scratch.
Along with her two remaining siblings, survivors embrace seven daughters, 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandsons. A service is scheduled for Nov. 6 in Waitsfield.
This story has been corrected to point out that the kids knew each phrase to the songs from “The Sound of Music,” not each phrase of the musical or film.
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