December 21, 1940 ~ January 25, 2018
Ida Jeanne Giadone, 77, passed away on January 25th, 2018, with her beloved brother by her side. Ida was born in Pueblo, Colorado on December 21st, 1940. She graduated from Centennial High School. She lived in many places both in the United States and abroad before returning to Pueblo in 2013. Early in her career, Ida was an elementary school teacher before going to work in hospital administration at UNC-Chapel Hill. She also assisted her husband in his medical practice. After she retired, she volunteered as a reading tutor at her granddaughter's elementary school. Ida loved to travel and created a circle of friends wherever she settled. She was artistic and a talented writer and artist. She made many beautiful stained glass and pottery pieces which she shared with family and friends. She enjoyed reading, cooking and was an accomplished baker. She loved all types of music, and was a huge fan of the Scottish band, The Proclaimers. She had a lively sense of humor and loved meeting new people and exploring new places. When she returned to Pueblo, she reconnected with many old friends and classmates. Ida most recently lived at the Villa Pueblo where she also created a circle of friends for whom she was a loyal friend and devoted advocate. Ida was predeceased by her son, Michael Wasson, parents Tony and Mona Giadone, and her beloved chihuahua, Frijolita. She is survived by her daughter, Jenna (Joe) Price and granddaughter Audrey, brother Ron (Leslie) Giadone, son-in-law Robert Hudson, nephew Dante (Cat) Giadone, great-niece Ava and great-nephew Trevor, nephew Damian Giadone and great-nephews Rocco and Antonio, great-niece Mia Mulay and great-nephew Cisco Tenorio and many extended family members and friends. Per Ida's request, no formal services are planned. Instead, please enjoy a joyous moment with friends and family to celebrate Ida's life. She might suggest doing so with a margarita in hand and a smile on your face. We are forever grateful to the dedicated staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice who cared for Ida in her last days and who, just months earlier, had cared for her son, Michael. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ida's name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.