James Elvis “Pete” Trump, 86, of Elgin died Jan. 5 in his home. A viewing for family and friends will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Loveland Funeral Chapel. There will be a private family graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Summerville Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Stampede Hall in Elgin.
Mr. Trump was born in Promise on Sept. 14, 1920, to Fred and Lula Sannar Trump. In the early 1930s the family moved to Elgin, where he attended school, graduating from Elgin High School in 1939. In 1941 he married Betty Lane.
He spent most of his life working in the timber and wood industry and retired as a superviser from Boise Cascade. He was an active member of the Elgin Stampeders and the Indian Valley Good Sams.
He loved spending time with his family and friends, boating and fishing, horseback trips to the high mountains, hunting and spending time on the beach in Mexico.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Elgin; children, Linda Moore and companion Tony Weaver of Elgin, Judie and husband Bill Stark of Hermiston and Bill Trump of Portland; siblings, Orval Trump of La Grande and Irene Simms of Albany; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by siblings, Ermal Trump, Ray Trump and Lorene Riggle; and a great-grandson, Payton Steinbeck.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elgin Stampeders or Home Hospice in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande 97850.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Jan. 13, 2006, Published: January 13, 2007