Venus Trump, 93 of Talent, Ore., passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 25, 2011. Her family was by her side. She was born in Nebraska on June 14, 1917, to Dayton Rudd and Retta Meeker. Venus married Cecil Trump, the love of her life, in 1936. Cecil passed away in 2004.
Venus moved to Oregon in 2007 to be near her daughter, Lois because of her poor health.
She is survived by two children, son, Clifford (Karen) Trump, of Goodyear, Ariz., and a daughter, Lois (John) Schmidt, of Talent, Ore.; four grandchildren, Kathy Carraway, of Medford, Ore., Casey Trump, of Reno, Nev., Michael Trump, of Spearfish, S.D., and Tom Trump, of Goodyear, Ariz.; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; her parents; brother, Elgin Rudd; sister, Elise Miller, who recently passed on March 3, 2011; and two grandsons, Randy and David Schmidt.
Venus will be laid to rest at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary of Medford, Ore. is in care of arrangements, 541-773-6162. www.hillcrestmortuary.com