Ione Headman passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, August 29, 2022. She visited with her son and daughter-in-law on Saturday and her daughter and son-in law on Sunday. Ione was born on October 8, 1928, in Angola, Louisiana and was raised and graduated from high school in Gonzales, Louisiana. She was the youngest of seven children of Newton and Mary Ficklin. She moved to Utah with her parents in 1945. Ione married Arlan O. (“Art”) Headman in 1948 and they were together until his death in 2015. Art and Ione had three children, Sheila, Bud, and Tanya. Sheila passed away in 1966. Ione is survived by Arlan O Headman Jr (Bud) (wife Sharon), Tanya Sargent (husband Scott), three grandchildren, Nichole Ramos (husband Nick), Alex Headman (wife Kristin), and Samantha Avery (husband Tim), and three great grandchildren, Jackson Ramos. Maxwell Ramos, and Cameron Avery. Ione had an active and full life. She dearly loved her immediate and extended family and her friends. Her mind was good until the end. During her life she was an active bowler, bridge player, and reader. She was the president of a garden club, a relief society president and served on numerous committees during her long life. She continued to keep up to date on current events and continued to learn new things and ideas. During her life, Ione was fun and loved activity. Ione was a lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint. She did not want a funeral. She wanted her children, and grandchildren to go to dinner together to celebrate her life. The family will have an intimate and short graveside service Saturday September 3, 2022, and then go to her favorite restaurant (“Olive Garden”) for an early dinner. She lived a fruitful and interesting life. She will be loved and missed.
Dear Bud & Tanya & Familys,
How I am going to miss your sweet Mom! She loved her entire family and she missed all of those so much who had passed away before her. She was dearly loved by so many of us, and our chats on the phone with her will leave us wanting to talk to her just to hear that strong Louisiana drawl that she never lost. My memories of her & your Dad are so funny & loving & those memories touch my heart. Your Mom was one of a kind, a dying breed, and we love her and we will miss her. All of our love to you all & your family.
Your cousins, Roger & Barbara
We are sorry for the loss of Ione, and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. A great photo of Ione too!
Bud and Tanya,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was always such a fun aunt and I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with her and you guys.
She will be truly missed by everyone who knew her.
Love to you guys and your families,
My heartfelt sympathy is extended to Ione's family, she must have been an amazing, happy person because her daughter, Tanya, is always cheerful, friendly, and inviting. It is sad when a life we love is taken from us, and there is always a big adjustment but wonderful memories, I'm sure, will sustain you all in your sorrow. May you have peace and love in your hearts knowing Ione's life was well lived. Love, Celia A Cutler
I was in the Skyview ward, Last year I would see her at Smiths. A lot. She was so kind. Had great manners. I had a companion on my mission, Sister Abate. Whose from Louisiana. So we’d talk about her. She’d say things like your dress is pretty etc. I’ll miss. Her Julie Price.
Sadly, I just saw the obituary today after trying to contact Ione for several days. I played bridge with
her for many years, and we most recently played at the Millcreek Senior Center before the pandemic.
I continued to keep in touch with her and we had lots of conversations and laughs on Friday afternoons.
Ione was one of my favorite people and I will greatly miss her.
I notified the other members of our group, and they send their condolences as well.