With great sadness, we have to say, that our wonderful mother, Joyce Sodergren Van Trump passed away on April 14, 2015 of a very aggressive form of cancer, which she fought with all of her strength and with utmost dignity.
Joyce now rejoices in heaven with her husband and our father, Edwin Albertie Van Trump III, her best friend, Doris Niewoehner, her brothers, Linney, Bobby and Ronnie Sodergren, her two nephews Gary Sodergren and Stuart Carr,her nursing friends and many more relatives and friends.
Joyce has lived in Fort Lauderdale since 1957 and was born in Stockholm, Maine. She was raised on a potato farm in this small Swedish community.
She is survived by her two daughters Barbara Van Trump Wadsworth, Trish Van Trump Watson and her son in law, Tom Watson; sister Evelyn Moran (Evie) Orange, CT., sister Sylvia Carr (Sivie) Cape Elizabeth, ME., and her twin brother John Carl Sodergren (Johnny) Stockholm, ME.
Joyce has eight devoted grandchildren, Mark Charles, his wife, Elizabeth, Whitney, Rhett, Shelby, Christopher, Romney Wadsworth, Van and Hayley Watson and future grandson in law Chris White.
She is also blessed with three great grandsons Lleyton, Matthew (twins) and Peter Edwin Wadsworth. They called her “GG” for “Great Grand”.
Auntie Joyce had nieces and nephews whom she adored; Kathy and Steven Moran, Graydon and Jamie Sodergren, Eileen and Vince Scarpetta, Glen and Vernell Sodergren, Joyce and Charlie Lyman, Beverly and Greg Wardwell, Cynthia Sodergren, Russell and Carol Sodergren and Gregg Amundson.
Great nieces and nephews John, Jennie, Vince, Steven, Katie, Lena, Johnathon, Jackie, Anna and Susan. Great, great nieces and nephews, Katelyne, Kyle, Carlie, Kaden, Kristyn, and Sammy.
Our Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Friend and Auntie will live in our hearts forever.
We will love you forever and ever and ever until the end of time…God bless all my little pumpkin heads.
In lieu of flowers… Buy yourself a rosebush and plant it at your home so our Mothers memory will be forever in your heart.
Or make donations to MD Anderson Cancer Center 1515 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, Texas 77030 ATTN: Dr. George Simon or United Way of Broward County, 1300 S. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Laud. FL. 33316 in her memory.
Services will be held at: T.M. Ralph Funeral Home 7001 NW 4 Street Plantation, FL 33317 (954) 587-6888 Visitation: Sunday April 19, 2015 From 3pm-5pm Also Visitation Tuesday April 21, 2015 From 3pm- 5pm Service at 5pm