Ivana Trump was laid to rest Wednesday at her ex-husband Donald Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club cemetery following an intimate, invite-only “Celebration of Life” funeral service at St. Vincent Ferrer Church.
Ivana was buried in a rose gold-colored casket overlooking the first hole, according to the Daily Mail. A discreet granite grave marker was also put in place.
All three of the former president and Ivana’s children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, were present at the ceremony and spoke about their mother’s everlasting impact on their lives.
“Growing up, my mother didn’t tell me a woman could do anything she wanted to — she showed me,” Ivanka said during the eulogy, reported The Daily Mail.
“She was a trailblazer to men and women alike. My mother once told me there was nothing she couldn’t do in heels. She taught us how to spear fish and then cook what we caught. My mom expanded our minds.”
Don Jr. also spoke, ending his recollection of fond memories by saying, “I love you, mom.”
Eric Trump also had kind words for his late mother. “She had brains; she had beauty. She was the embodiment of the American dream,” he said of Ivana. “She was a force of nature, could beat any man down the slopes, any woman on the runway. She ruled the three of us [kids] with an iron fist but also a heart of gold.”
The publication reported that Trump purchased the golf course in 2007 and wanted to erect a giant mausoleum for his family. When city officials vetoed his plan, Trump tried for a 1,000-plot cemetery and eventually got approved for 10 graves for his immediate family members.
The 73-year-old socialite reportedly died from injuries that she sustained after falling down the stairs at her home in New York City, The Daily Wire previously reported. Her death was ruled an accident.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump,” Trump’s children said in a statement just after her death.
“Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and a caring mother and friend. Ivana Trump was a survivor. She fled from communism and embraced this country. She taught her children grit and toughness, compassion, and determination. She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren.”
Trump and Ivana divorced in 1992. They remained on good terms until her time of death.