Ione was born in was born in Amelia, Nebraska to John and Velma (Remington) Widman on October 22, 1921. In 1942, she married Wilfred Beyerlin and together they had eight children. Ione retired after working 23 years at the Ferndale Freezing Plant and became very active in the Ferndale Senior Center. She was a gifted sewer, always making quilts and other small items, and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church.
Ione is predeceased by her husband, Wilfred; her parents; son, Calvin Beyerlin; one brother, Lloyd Widman; and granddaughter, Annie Beyerlin. Survivors include her daughters, Vivian (Jim) Helfrich, Elvera (George) Osborn, Evelyn (Kenneth) Gates, Dianne (Stan) Spanski, and Gloria (Jim) Williamson; sons, Allen (Lori) Beyerlin, and Roger (Tamie) Beyerlin; sisters, Lola Holtrop, Lillie Mitzel, and Joyce Auvil; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Thursday, June 15 at 11:30am at First Baptist Church (5759 Vista Dr, Ferndale).
Memorials in Ione’s name may be made the First Baptist Church, Ferndale Senior Center (1999 Cherry St), or Whatcom Hospice House (2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham).
- Date & Time: Jun 15, 2017 (No Time)
- Venue: First Baptist Church
- Location: 5759 Vista Dr Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)