Rosmarie Trapp, whose Austrian household the von Trapps was made well-known within the musical and beloved film “The Sound of Music,” has died.
She died Friday on the age of 93 at a nursing house in Morrisville, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge introduced. Her brother Johannes is president of the Stowe resort.
Rosmarie was the primary daughter of Austrian naval Capt. Georg von Trapp and Maria von Trapp, and a youthful half-sibling to the older von Trapp youngsters portrayed on stage and within the film. The household escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 and carried out singing excursions all through Europe and America. They settled in Vermont within the early Nineteen Forties and opened a ski lodge in Stowe.
“She traveled and performed with the Trapp Family Singers for many years, and worked at the Trapp Family Lodge in its infancy when the family first began hosting guests in their home,” Trapp Family Lodge stated in a press release.
“Her kindness, generosity, and colorful spirit were legendary, and she had a positive impact on countless lives,” the assertion stated.
“The Sound of Music,” was based mostly loosely on a 1949 guide by Maria von Trapp. Georg von Trapp and his first spouse, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, had seven youngsters. After his first spouse died, Georg married Maria, who taught the youngsters music.
Georg and Maria von Trapp had three extra youngsters, Rosmarie, Eleonore and Johannes, who weren’t portrayed within the film. Eleonore “Lorli” von Trapp Campbell died in October in Northfield, Vermont.
When she turned a U.S. citizen in 1951, she signed her title as Rosmarie Trapp, leaving out von, in accordance with the lodge.
Rosmarie labored for 5 years as a missionary and instructor in Papua New Guinea along with her sister Maria, her kin stated. In Stowe, she was recognized for strolling all over the place, incessantly pulling her purchases house in a wagon or cart. She additionally wrote frequent letters to the native newspaper, the place she was given her personal area, “Rosmarie’s Corner,” for her tales, they stated. She led sing-alongs, knitting circles, spun wool, owned a number of thrift outlets and cherished to show folks to sing, they stated.