Josie Ivone (Baker) Delepine, 76, passed away Aug. 4, 2013, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore., with family by her side. She was born Nov. 3, 1936, in rural Willow Springs, Mo., on her Grandfather Baker’s birthday, Election Day and passed away on her oldest granddaughter Nicole’s birthday.
Ivone was the oldest of three daughters born to James and Dorothy (Bryan) Baker. She attended a one-room schoolhouse and at age 12 was baptized in a stream on their 600-acre farm. Her parents came to the Northwest in the late 1940s and then back to the farm and then back to the Northwest where she attended Pine Grove grade school, then Wy’east High School where she was a classmate of her husband-to-be, John Delepine. They graduated in 1954.
After graduation she worked in the office for Hines Lumber, in Dee, Ore. Married in 1955, John and Ivone lived in The Dalles until 1965, where all four children were born. She worked at The Dalles General Hospital from 1959 to 1965 when her husband’s work brought them back to Hood River.
She had a child care service for a few years, and then she worked at the Hood River Hospital before going to work for Dr. James Wade as a receptionist for 14 years. After retiring John and Ivone started a new career in estate sales in the early 1990s until the present. They connected with old friends and made many new friends through their business.
Their 14 grandchildren were a big part of their lives.
Ivone was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles and Hood River First Baptist Church.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, John Delepine, of Hood River; children J. Michael (Analyn) Delepine, of Longview, Wash., Scott M. Delepine, of Hood River, Ore., Lisa M. Viles (Tom), of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Steven M. Delepine, of Vancouver, Wash.; and grandchildren Nicole, Michelle (Patrick), Matthew, Jessyca (Eddie), Ashley, Natasha, Allie, Patricia, Tyler, Jonas, Rylea, Maiah, Travis and Scarlett; and sister Betty M. Reese (David), of Seaside, Ore., brother-in-law Ted Nisley, of Madras, Ore.; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister Bernice Nisley and her parents.
“My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him.” Psalms 62-1.
Services are planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Pastor Bruce Parker and Oscar Stenberg III of First Baptist Church will officiate. She will be laid to rest at Pine Grove Butte Cemetery.
The family has requested memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, Hood River, in memory of Ivone.
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