Iona Elsie Daudt-Matlock
April 24, 1947-March 28, 2012
Iona Elsie Daudt-Matlock, 64, of Fruitland, died peacefully at home in her bed March 28, 2012.
She was born April 24, 1947, in Powell, Wyo., to Hulda Iona (Coates) and Charles Alfred Ernst Jr. She lived in Salmon, Idaho, until she was 13, when she moved to Payette, Idaho. Iona married Garrett Daudt April 24, 1965, and graduated from Payette High School in May 1965. They had three children, Gary Ray, Cheri’ Annette, and Jo Ann. She was a single mother from 1975 until she married Jerry Matlock March 24, 1993. She worked for Casa Loma Nursing home as a CNA for four years and for Heinz Foods for 33 years.
Iona was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheri’ Annette; mother, Hulda Moore; “Pop,” Walter Moore; sister, Lois; and brother, William (Bill) Ernst.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Matlock; son, Gary Daudt; daughter, Jo Ann Gilpin; brother, Wallace Ernst; grandchildren, Lindsey, Tyri’, Ayla, and Parker; cat, Tigger; and many friends.
Iona was a loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, Gram, and friend. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at Rosedale Cemetery in Payette Friday, April 6, 2012, at noon. Private cremation was held under the direction of the Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Payette.