Iona Davis Clark
Iona Davis Clark
Iona Davis Clark passed away peacefully on December 18, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Iona was born to Albert Leslie and Anita (Guymon) Davis on July 16, 1926 in Cedar City, Utah. Iona graduated from Cedar High School in 1944. In 1943, she met the love of her life when accepting a dance with Harris William “Bill” Clark, a Cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corps. They were engaged on Valentine’s Day and a later bus trip to visit Bill, stationed in California, prompted a wedding date. After receiving telegraphed permission from his parents, Iona and Bill wed on July 31, 1944. She became his “honey-song” and sweetheart for life.
She and Bill raised five children, Kitty Ann, Laureen, Randy, Dianne, and Tama, in Cedar City, Utah. She was the ultimate mother and caretaker of all of us. Her home was Cedar City, but her heart was with her family. She lived out her life in Las Vegas, Nevada to be near those she loved.
Iona spent her days enjoying her hobbies. She loved crocheting, embroidering, and baking. She earned the title of Cookie Queen with the family. She was a constant consumer of novels, especially mystery. Her love of Christmas never let her sleep past three in the morning—she was far too excited. She loved chatting, especially with her best friend June Nelson. She had fun accessorizing and styling her hair and nails, which meant she always looked fabulous. More than anything, she loved being with family doing whatever we were doing—even jet skiing.
Iona is survived by her children, Laureen (Sam), Randy (Janis), Dianne (Kevin), and Tama; grandchildren, Dane (Connie), Darris (Laura), Krishelle (Jason), Travis (Kym), Kirsten (David), Heather (Michael), Cody, Heidi, Kylle (Diana), and Alaina (Eric); 28 great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren.
Iona is preceded in death by her parents, Albert & Anita; siblings, Harold & Donna; daughter, Kitty Ann; grandsons, Shane & Timothy; and husband, Bill.
She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and her family finds peace knowing that she is reuniting with family.
Services will be held on January 22, 2021 and limited to family. She will be interred at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada alongside her husband, Bill.