On Wednesday, July 20, Ivana Trump was laid to rest at the Trump National Golf Club cemetery in Bedminster. Her passing was mourned in New York. The former president Donald Trump attended the funeral rites for his first wife, Ivana, to whom he was married for 15 years, from 1977 to 1992. Also there were Donald Trump Jr., Eric, and Ivanka Trump.
Ivana, a longtime businesswoman who passed away on July 15 from “blunt impact injuries” to the torso caused by the fall, as determined by New York City’s medical examiner, was buried in a rose gold-colored casket at the golf club, following her funeral in Manhattan earlier that afternoon, according to NY Post. Ivana, 73, was referred to as “a force of nature” and “the epitome of the American ideal” at the invitation-only tribute. Ivana passed away on July 14. According to the source, the 45th president recalled her and remarked, “Just what an extraordinary woman she was and what a strong woman and she controlled a room.”
Red roses, candles in honor
In the chapel, which was decked with red roses and candles in memory of Ivana, a well-known socialite who later launched a line of cosmetics, jewelry, and clothing, about 100 mourners were seated, according to NY Post. There were two blown-up, gold-framed pictures of her at the entrance to the St. Vincent Ferrer Church, a gothic-style building. The invitation to the invitation-only burial, which was billed as a “Celebration of Life,” included a picture of Ivana skiing. During the service, no cameras were permitted inside the church.
Trump National Golf Club cemetery
The Trump National Golf Club Bedminster course was to be replaced with a modest, 10-plot cemetery, according to proposals put out by the former president in 2017, The Washington Post reported at the time. “The within application is seeking the authority to create a 10 plot private family cemetery on a 5,700 square foot portion of the 504 acre property owned by Lamington Farm Club, located in Bedminster Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, more commonly known as Trump National Gold Club,” read a filing made with the state in 2014 that mentioned Donald’s intentions to be buried there. The statement said, “Mr. Trump is the owner of other properties throughout the world, but he particularly chose this land for his final resting place as it is his favorite property and he admires the culture and character of the Township.”