Iona <I>Anderson</I> Ware

Iona Anderson Ware

Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
Death 25 Jun 1962 (aged 43)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 87877 B-CA-8-E-1
Memorial ID 19318186 · View Source
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Iona was born in Odgen, Utah on 17 May 1919, the daughter of James Ira Anderson and Winnie May Allen.

Within a few months of her birth (Fall 1919), Iona's parents and older brother (Elmo) moved to Mesa, Arizona where her parents tried cotton farming. He lost everything the next year in the cotton slump of 1920. In the Spring of 1921 they moved to Los Angeles, California where Iona's father worked as a carpenter and built their home.

Iona learned at an early age to play the piano and sing. She was very popular in school and participated in many high school "plays", playing the part of Juliet in one high school play.

She was also very athletic and intelligent. She graduated with honors from Los Angeles High School in 1937 and received "the seal of the California Scholarship Federation."

At the age of 15, while still attending high school, Iona married Jack Austin Ware, on 8 Nov 1935 in the home of her parents in Los Angeles. They went on to have 9 children: Gene Anders, Ruth Elizabeth, Patricia Ann, Jack Denton, Richard Arldon, Jesse Brent, Susan Carole, David Scott, and Mary Ann.

Over the years she sang opera, played the piano at home and at church and enjoyed teaching children at church.

Iona was no stranger to financial, marital and other trials and difficulties in her life but tried to always look at the positive side of things. She was kind hearted and loved and cared for her children the best she could.

Iona passed away at 9:45pm on 25 Jun 1962 as a result of internal uterine hemorrhage caused by shots to induce labor. Her uterus was too thin and ruptured with her 10th child "en utero" causing the baby to die with her. He was never born. The baby was later named Daniel Ethan.

Iona was buried 28 Jun 1962 in the SLC Cemetery with the baby in her arms, in plot 87877 B-CA-8-E-1.

Obituary in The Salt Lake Tribune, June 27, 1962:
"Mrs. Iona Anderson Ware, 43, and infant son, died Monday 10:45 p.m. in a Salt Lake City hospital of complications [prior to] childbirth. Born May 17, 1919 in Ogden, a daughter of James Ira and Winnie May Allen Anderson; married to Jack Austin Ware, an organ technician, in Los Angeles CA, November 8, 1935; later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; moved to Salt Lake City 10 years ago; resident of 20 So 9th East, member of the West 11th Ward, where she was active in the Primary organization. Survivors: husband, five sons and four daughters, Mrs. Garry (Patricia) Brown, Coalville; Gene A., Mrs. Darrell (Ruth) Martin; Jack D., Richard A., Jesse, Susan C., David S., and Mary A., all of Salt Lake City; parents [Anderson], Colton CA; brother and sister, Elmo Anderson, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Erma Taylor, Medford OR."

Bio written by Rich Ware.

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  • Maintained by: Rich Ware
  • Originally Created by: Jim Ferris
  • Added: 9 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19318186
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Iona Anderson Ware (17 May 1919–25 Jun 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19318186, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rich Ware (contributor 47399261) .