Vera Trant was born in Iowa City, Iowa. In the early 1940s her family moved to California. She graduated from El Cerrito High School and worked a variety of jobs before marrying and starting a family.
Vera was preceded in death by her eldest daughter Debbie Waring. Vera is survived by her longtime companion and caretaker, Mike Santos; daughters, Renee Jardin and Sandy Trant; sisters, Charlotte Biggs and Cora Ruth Lee; brother, Doug Killam as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family is holding a private memorial to celebrate the life of Vera Trant.