Brian Trapp

September 1962-December 2011

Brian was born in the Kirkland Hospital September 10, 1962. He was a delight and joy to his father and me.

Growing up he always was interested in construction. His Dad on Sunday would take him to construction sites. He knew at a very early age he would be an Engineer.

He was very active in Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle in his Sophomore year. Scouting introduced him to hiking and camping. By the time he was a Junior in High School he had hiked across the Olympic Mountains twice.

Also when he was a Senior in High School he took his first jump out of a plane. I might add that was the first and last time.

He graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1980 and went to the University of Washington and graduated in 1984 with a Civil Engineer degree. He worked for two years and decided to go back to the University of Washington and get his Masters Degree. He loved the challenges in being involved in building various types of buildings. He was most recently employed with SNC-Lavalin working on the construction of Power Plants.

Regardless of the weather he still hiked and camped. He loved the outdoors. He took up hunting with two of his friends Bill and Scott. He was excited when he got his elk.

He had a wonderful sense of humor. A very thoughtful caring person.

I was proud to be his mother.

17 Responses to “Brian Trapp”

  • Linda M Doucette says:

    Dear Carol,
    I was shocked to hear about Brian and I know how hard it is to loose a son. I wish you well and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    In Deepest Sympathy,
    Linda Doucette

  • Robin & Jerry Lowe says:

    Carol & family,
    We are so sad for your loss. Still cannot believe it is really true. There are no words to properly express how sorry we are. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sending our deepest sympathy, Robin & Jerry

  • Jim & Lynette Morrison & Family says:

    Dear Carol & family, We were shocked to hear the very sad news about Brian! We send our heartfelt prayers to you, your daughter and family! We won’t be able to attend the services living so far away, and on top of that; we are attending a very dear dear friends memorial on Wednesday who was killed by a train! He was young too, just 46 yrs old. We send our many special thoughts and prayers to help you find some comfort, reassurance, peace & understanding in all that you are having to endure! ~Jimmy, Lynette & Family~

  • John/Carol Sommer says:

    Carol it was difficult talking with you last night but could not consider not calling to express our deepest sympathy. You,Brian,Cathy,Randy, and Katie are in our prayers.

  • John & Cindy Kent & Family says:

    Carol, family & friends, We are still in shock and can’t tell you how sad it makes us that Brian is no longer with us. We send our special thoughts and prayers for Brian and everyone during this difficult time. In deepest sympathy John, Cindy & Family

  • Lorraine Schultz & Family says:

    Dearest Family and Friends,
    It is surreal that Brian has passed so early in time. We offer our deepest condolences to his immediate family and friends. Brian was well liked at SNC-Lavalin and was recognized for his personal best on more than one occasion. Brian was the Civil Engineering Lead on the Project I help support. He was a joy to work with and I will miss his quick wit and sense of humor that always brought laughter abound.
    Sincerely with deep sympathy, Lorraine & Family

  • Brian Johnson says:

    We in the Civil/Structural group at SNC-Lavalin always enjoyed Brian’s positive attitude and quick wit. I was shocked to hear of his passing. I want to express my sadness that he’s gone — heartfelt condolences and sympathy go to his family, and to friends he held close. All of us will miss him.

  • Kerry Page (Arnold) says:

    Dear Carol, Cathy and Family,
    A long time friend (Mark Brinton) told me of Brian’s passing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Kerry Page (Arnold)

  • Doug Trimble says:

    I knew Brian in Jr. high and at LWHS. Sorry for your loss Mrs. Trapp and to those who loved and cared for Brian. My Prayers are for your comfort and peace through out this difficult time.-Doug

  • Jeff Jensen says:

    My condolences … I’m sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. Brian and I were roommates in college. He was always ready for hard work and hard play (including 2 am romps up Tiger Mountain!). My best wishes to Brian’s family. Jeff

  • Soren Ryherd says:

    Mrs. Trapp, I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I have such strong memories of times together with Brian in Junior High and in Scouts. He was a good friend. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. – Soren

  • Eric Arveson says:

    Dear Carol and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing – my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have fond memories of Brian and our scouting experiences. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
    Eric Arveson

  • Kathleen Turner says:

    I knew Brian as Cathy’s big brother, and am so sorry for your loss. My best memory of Brian was tagging along with your family at Payne Field for my first ever airshow, where he was completely in his element.
    My deepest sympathy and very warm wishes to all of you in this time of grief,

  • Jace Werre says:

    Carol and Cathy, it was so nice to see the two of you at the memorial today and get reconnected. I just wish it were under different circumstances.
    I will never forget Brian and my childhood experiences in the “dirt pile” playing with the Tonka trucks. I hope God will put a “dirt pile” in heaven so that Brian and I can play one more time.
    God Bless,
    Jace Werre

  • Dale says:

    Mrs. Trapp,
    I am shocked to learn of Brian’s passing. We had many great times in Boy Scouts and at th U of W. I remember very fondly the times I had with Brian on long hikes and summer camps. He was always in good spirits. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    P.S.–Please forgive the “Mrs. Trapp.” It’s an old Boy Scout habit.

  • Kathy (House) Knopik says:


    Mom (Mary Ann) just found out about Brian’s passing and passed the sad news on to me. I just wanted you to know your relatives here in Minnesota are thinking of you during this most difficult of times. We pray that you will have the strength to carry on as we know Brian would have wanted you to do. May he rest in peace and watch over you and your family from above. God Bless and all our love…

    Kathy and Joe Knopik and our immediate family

  • Lois & Judd says:

    Carole ! we just heard about Brian, so sorry we just now heard about it. Came through Judd’s brother Larry, who thought he just passed away. He was so young, I am heart sick for you ! It will be hard forever for this to sink in. We sure feel for you. Love, Lois & Judd

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