December 21, 1940 ~ January 25, 2018
Born in: Pueblo, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
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.
I am still at loss of words at the passing of Ida.. She was my mamas room mate for several months as mom recovered from a broken leg. My Mom would like to sleep with her legs out of the covers –and Ida would get up and always cover my Mom’s legs !!. Bless her heart !! We talked about her early years ..her children and grandchildren and we would chat on the phone from time to time. She use to call me her “ICE FAIRY”..as I would take her ICE from SONIC so she “LOVED” to eat. Sometimes she wasn’t in her room and I would leave it in her cooler. Days before my mommies passing my sister, and I would spent nights with my mom and Ida. She participated in the praying , singing , and the reading of BIBLE Scriptures for my mama as she transitioned from this world to ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN” . Ida comforted us during this difficult time in our lives and I will never forget her Love for people !! My family was truly Blessed to of known such a Wonderful Woman of God !! May she Rest in Peace ! LOVE YOU IDA !!
We were so sad to here of Ida’s passing. We had a nice conversation with her at Christmas. She was truly a blessing to all who met her and knew her.
Although we only knew Ida from the time that our mother was also at the Villa, she became like a part of our family. She and mom shared many laughs and memories into the wee hours of the night. They were best friends and adored each other. We pray that she is resting in eternal peace.
Anna Mae and Wayne Wilkinson
Anna Mae and Wayne Wilkinson
I was so sorry to hear of Ida”s passing. She was a lovely person. My mother in law was lucky to be roommates with Ida at the Villa and our entire family soon grew to love and appreciate her. The way she cared and advocated for everyone else around her, along with her great smile and attitude truly showed how special she was. I regret that I hadn’t been to see Ida for quite some time, I hope her last days were easy. Thank you all for sharing this beautiful woman, she made this world a more wonderful place.