Della Barrett

Della Louise Barrett

February 27, 1939 - August 27, 2011

Della Louise Rust Iholts Barrett of Hood River, Ore., passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Gearhart, Ore., at the age of 72.

She was born to the late Ranzo and Winnie (Prueit) Rust, Feb. 27, 1939, in Azalea, Ore. Della's family consisted of two older sisters, Mary Lee Brady and the late Minerva Jane Rust.

Della earned her GED. She married Ralph Iholts Sept. 9, 1956, and married for 25 years. They were blessed with four children, three boys and one girl. She married Ronald Barrett March 8, 1979.

Della enjoyed farming, sheep, chickens and gardening. She also loved arranging flowers and enjoyed finding the beauty in everything.

Della really enjoyed traveling. She was an active member of the United Church of God and loved making the floral arrangements for services.

Della is survived by four children: Steven Iholts, of Boise, Idaho, Glenn Iholts, of Hood River, Ore., David Iholts, of Hood River, Ore., and Nancy Iholts Taylor, of Gearhart, Ore. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Stephanie Iholts, Sandra Iholts, Jessica Taylor, Ethan Taylor and Samuel Taylor.

A memorial service was held for Della on Friday, Sept. 2, at the Rockford Grange (4250 Barrett Drive, Hood River) followed by graveside rites at Pine Grove Butte Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit to leave a note of condolence for family.


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