Hoare, Iona Lorraine Samels 83 Aug. 10, 1932 July 31, 2016 Iona was born in Buhl, Idaho to Ethel and Earl Samels. In 1946 she moved to St. Helens, where she graduated from St. Helens High. She married Gordon Curtis Hoare in 1953. They raised four children together and were married for 51 years, until his death in 2004. Iona worked as a secretary in the title insurance business for many years and was active in the Professional Businesswomen's Association. Upon retirement, she volunteered many hours for the Scappoose Senior Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Rosella, husband Gordon, son David Wells, and grandson Jacob Wells. She is survived by her children, Keith Wells, Nancy Wells Walker, and James Wells; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marjorie Booton; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at the Skyline Grange, 11275 N. W. Skyline Blvd., Portland. Donations to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.
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